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BLIND TO HAPPINESS

 

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Blind to Happiness is Michael Scott-ian in its approach, and level of cringe. Playwright Tim C. Murphy deftly swaps between the plays three characters. Chris, or Crouk, a doofus, lovelorn aspiring cook opens the play, followed up by the comparatively socially aware Mike, who’s studying for his PhD in psychology (an obvious way to convey the play’s musings on happiness). Finally, Jamie, a depressed line-cook, appears, starting off in a support group. All three battle their own demons but, Couk is the most interesting, offering insight into that aggressive but desperate kind of happiness - he shows, while the other two characters do more telling. The play’s an enjoyable one whose only real fault is that it seems like listening to one half of a phone conversation. It can be hard to follow here and there, but generally holds up. - Doug Johnson
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
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4.5/ 5


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  • 4:00 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 5:30 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 6:15 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 6:15 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 12:15 pm - 2018/08/23
  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 3:15 pm - 2018/08/25
  • 5:15 pm - 2018/08/26



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Posted 2018/08/17 by


EdmontonFringe.ca

 


One Review


  1.  
    Lindsay

    This show asks the question “is happier a choice?” Tim effortlessly glides from character to character, embracing the flaws and strengths of each person and how their lives intertwine. You can see yourself in these characters. They aren’t perfect. They each have their own level of happy and life experiences that bring them different challenges, and while watching you forgive yourself a little bit more then you did 61 minutes before the end of the show.





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