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Yale Rep presents the American premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Happy Now?, a wise, witty, and observant new play about having it all.
A chance encounter at a hotel plays upon Kitty’s mind as she struggles to balance personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a demanding job. Her husband is more interested in misplaced apostrophes than in their marriage, her parents are looking down the barrel of oblivion, and although she toys with the idea of joining a gym, Kitty’s running out of time for big changes. Happy Now? dares to ask just that, in this painfully truthful, darkly comic take on contemporary life and how to survive it.
Happy Now? debuted at London’s National Theatre in 2008 to rapturous reviews and ecstatic audiences: “Coxon's comedy hits nail after nail on the head—the sense of catharsis you get when someone has the guts to go for broke and tell it exactly as it is” (The Independent).