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Happy Face Sad Face
(Dramedy)

EXAMINER says, "Nothing had prepared me for the awesomeness that is Happy Face Sad Face...The amazing cast...Combined with a truly functional set designed by Keiko Moreno and lighting design by Matt Richter...But the true star of this play is the playwright."

BROADWAY WORLD says, "Clever and Thought-Provoking...Brilliantly simple concept...very entertaining..."

"Colleary’s concept is a high concept one indeed—Director Kathleen Rubin deserves high marks... I had an equally rip-roaring time in Acts One and Two" WOW! - STAGE SCENE LA

"FUN! A cast of 7 versatile actors will definitely entertain you in this cleverly conceived production." - KPCC - Hettie Lynne Hurtes

LA TIMES says, "HAPPY FACE SAD FACE" delivers both...very intriguing..."

"The actors go for broke, Colleary has written some fantastic lines, and Rubin’s staging is full of fun bits." - BACKSTAGE

"Kudos to the cast...Especially Rob Locke as Malcolm Summerall who evinced real pathos in the first act and a zany character in the second." - LARCHMONT CHRONICLE

"High concept meets lowbrow rowdiness with intriguing results. Happy Face Sad Face is an ambitious and successful flip of the script from the typical theatre row fare!" - LA SPLASH

"Unique...The entire cast performs their roles in full dramatic attitude, as well as the for noted wacky characters ready for their snappy comeback." - ACCESSIBLY LIVE OFF-LINE

"a comedic interchange, off-the-wall dramedy, bumped up by an inventive use of poetic line vignettes and over the top characters completely retrofit in diametrically opposed personalities...deliciously and successfully perverse…”
- GIA ON THE MOVE

"It is one of the finest pieces of theater I have ever seen in Los Angeles." - EXAMINER.COM

Runs
Sat, Jan 19 – Sun, Feb 24
Friday & Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday 3:00PM and 7:00PM
NOTE: Super Bowl Sunday - 12:00PM - Feb. 3

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BUY TICKETS
$20.00 General Admission

Special Events
Special Note: If the date you desire is showing "Sold Out" - Send email request to: russellboast@rocketmail.com

Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.

Elephant Stages - Lillian Theatre
6322 Santa Monica Blvd
(Santa Monica & 1076 Lillian Way)
Los Angeles, CA  90038
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Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair Access

WRITER: R. J. Colleary
DIRECTOR: Kathleen Rubin
PRODUCER: Russell Boast
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/ LIGHTING DESIGNER: Matt Richter
STAGE MANAGER: Rebecca Schoenberg
SET DESIGNER: Keiko Moreno

Life -- is it a comedy? Or a drama? The answer is "Yes!" HAPPY FACE SAD FACE has a brilliantly simple concept: two one acts... the first is a drama... the second is a comedy... the hook is, they are the same story, told from polar opposite perspective