THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

 

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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome."

Once upon a time in an Anaheim, California orange grove, a magical kingdom was built and dedicated to America’s history, dreams and wildest hopes. Eight years later, one family’s American prince died on live television while delivering the Albuquerque sports scores, leaving his four daughters and their mother behind. Left reeling from the loss of their patriarch, the family underwent a quest to reach the magical kingdom and seek solace and recovery. Now, more than fifty years after their journey, acclaimed playwright Philip Dawkins retraces and illustrates the true story of the women in his family, exploring their history and asking if there really is a place where the dream that we wish can come true.

 

Co-produced with Greenhouse Theater Center and the Wendy and William Spatz Charitable Foundation

 

Approximate run time: 95 minutes, without intermission

 

September 17 - October 30, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Production Sponsor

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, September 25: 1pm Touch Tour; 2:30pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Sunday, September 25: 2:30pm performance

Friday, September 30: 8pm performance

Friday, October 7: 8pm performance

Friday, October 14: 8pm performance

Friday, October 21: 8pm performance

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

by Philip Dawkins

directed by Jonathan L. Green

 

September 17 - October 30, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Run time: 95 minutes, without intermission

Once upon a time in an Anaheim, California orange grove, a magical kingdom was built and dedicated to America’s history, dreams and wildest hopes. Eight years later, one family’s American prince died on live television while delivering the Albuquerque sports scores, leaving his four daughters and their mother behind. Left reeling from the loss of their patriarch, the family underwent a quest to reach the magical kingdom and seek solace and recovery. Now, more than fifty years after their journey, acclaimed playwright Philip Dawkins retraces and illustrates the true story of the women in his family, exploring their history and asking if there really is a place where the dream that we wish can come true.

 

Co-produced with Greenhouse Theater Center and the Wendy and William Spatz Charitable Foundation

 

Production Sponsor

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, September 25: 1pm Touch Tour; 2:30pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Sunday, September 25: 2:30pm performance

Friday, September 30: 8pm performance

Friday, October 7: 8pm performance

Friday, October 14: 8pm performance

Friday, October 21: 8pm performance

Once upon a time in an Anaheim, California orange grove, a magical kingdom was built and dedicated to America’s history, dreams and wildest hopes. Eight years later, one family’s American prince died on live television while delivering the Albuquerque sports scores, leaving his four daughters and their mother behind. Left reeling from the loss of their patriarch, the family underwent a quest to reach the magical kingdom and seek solace and recovery. Now, more than fifty years after their journey, acclaimed playwright Philip Dawkins retraces and illustrates the true story of the women in his family, exploring their history and asking if there really is a place where the dream that we wish can come true.

 

Co-produced with Greenhouse Theater Center and the Wendy and William Spatz Charitable Foundation

 

Production Sponsor

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, September 25: 1pm Touch Tour; 2:30pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Sunday, September 25: 2:30pm performance

Friday, September 30: 8pm performance

Friday, October 7: 8pm performance

Friday, October 14: 8pm performance

Friday, October 21: 8pm performance