The Happiest Song Plays Last Tickets
The Happiest Song Plays Last is a play written by Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Edward Torres. It is produced by the Goodman Theatre. The show was inspired by the recent developments in the Middle East that has come to be known as the “Arab Spring”. The playwright was inspired by the involvement of the youth in making a change and standing up for what is right. The play is set in a Jordanian town and follows the life of an Iraqi veteran who is still troubled by his time in combat and the sounds of war. He thus wants to change his life by becoming someone completely different—and that is an action hero for movies.
In contrast is his cousin who lives in North Philadelphia, and wants to be a hero in her own right. Seeing the deteriorating conditions of her little community in the country, she plays whatever role she can in making their lives better. She offers them food and gives them a place to sleep. The story of the play revolves around the two as they try to make sense of the rapidly changing world and how it affects their lives. They are kindred spirits who want to search for love and hope when all around them seems lost. This is a touching and inspiring story that will bring new light and a social aspect into what has thus far been considered a political event. Buying The Happiest Song Plays Last tickets will be worth your while.
The play is being produced and brought to the stage by Goodman Theatre. They are one of the oldest nonprofit organizations of their kind in Chicago. They have gained international recognition for the quality of their productions. They break the norm of flair and flash and put together some of the more sophisticated plays that are based largely on story than they are on costumes or set design. The company also has many educational programs for the up and coming actors and those who wish to built a career in theatre. Their artistic head is Robert Falls who collaborates with Roche Schulfer as the head director in organizing most of the productions that the company puts together. They arrange both contemporary and classic plays and even write some of their own. Their original work has gained a lot of recognition in the international market as well. They also give opportunities to every young writer, or artists, be it actors, costume designers, set designers, choreographers or anyone from the performance bloc. They invite people of difference visions to be part of their company as well to that they can expand their horizons and meet the needs of the diverse audience. They also encourage diversity within their company as well. The Happiest Song Plays Last is an example of such a production which revolved around Middle Eastern characters in the leading roles. Where the theatre and Broadway world is full of white dominated stories and actors, Goodman makes way for every kind of talent, no matter how different they are. This is also become they want to build an identity which nestles in all that is unusual and uncommon. This direction takes them into richness in quality and formulated their three main goals; which are community, quality and diversity. They not only want to be a theatre group, but a cultural organization as well that would enrich their city and develop sophisticated taste in its people.
Goodman is not afraid to take on the more serious plays where there is not much commercial leverage. Broadway and Los Angeles plays seem to always delve in musicals or classic stories that are easy to get into because of their popularity or flare. Goodman takes a chance with plays that are largely about their stories more than their costumes. They pay more attention to direction and choosing able actors that can capture the audience without the help of elaborate set designs or the like. By getting The Happiest Song Plays Last tickets, audiences will be able to see what Goodman truly stands for. And that is bringing social awareness into their people. With this play in particular, they want to highlight how the lives of the youth in the Middle East have been turned on their head, and how the political elite have made them suffer. With heartbreaking stories and exceptional acting from their talented cast, Goodman will bring a new faucet of theatre to the world.