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A Hawaii Premiere
The Happiest Song Plays Last
by Quiara Alegria Hudes
directed by Peggy Anne Siegmund
PLEASE NOTE AUDITION TIME CHANGE!
Auditions Saturday, January 6th at 10am
& Sunday, January 7th at 6pm, 2018
February 23, 2018 - March 11, 2018
At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action film hero.
At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community, providing hot meals and a place to sleep for the needy. Set to the joyful sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, this poignant new play from 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner (Water by the Spoonful) and Tony Award nominee (In the Heights) Quiara Alegría Hudes chronicles a year in the life of these two kindred souls as they search for love, meaning and a sense of hope in a quickly changing world.