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Almost Happy, A New Play by Jacob Marx Rice
Jul 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
World premiere play Almost Happy illustrates complexities of modern relationships, sexual
proclivity, and happiness (almost).
“I donʼt wanna change the world. I just wanna be happy. Not almost happy, not pretend happy, but happy. And to love someone who loves me back. As ridiculous as that sounds.”
Tickets: $20 at almosthappyplay.brownpapertickets.com
New York, NY – The world premiere production of Jacob Marx Riceʼs Almost Happy is
directed by Kelly Webb and features Kara Hankard, Nate Dobsen, and Emily Alexander.
As best friends, and roommates, Tess and Aaron are happy…almost. Except that Aaron
is in love with Tess and Tess is a lesbian…sort of. When Aaronʼs latest girlfriend, Naomi,
are, and who they want to be with. This sharp and poignant new play by Jacob Marx Rice
isnʼt just a modern love triangle; itʼs about what it means to grow up and become an adult.
Jacob Marx Riceʼs plays have been produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, La MaMa
ETC, Dragon Productions Theatre Company, The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, the
Barnard College Theatre Department, and others. His play Chemistry won the Producerʼs
Pick at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and the Excellence in Playwriting Award at the New
York International Fringe Festival, where it was was selected for the Encore Series at Soho
Playhouse. He is the winner of the 2012 Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for Playwriting and
a 2015 Eugene OʼNeill Theatre Center National Playwrights Conference Finalist.