The World of Extreme Happiness

December 9 - 23, 2012 In the Owen
Approximate running time: tbd

When Sunny is born in rural China, her parents leave her in a slop bucket to die because she's a girl. She survives, and at 14 leaves for the city, where she works a low-paying factory job and attends self-help classes to improve her chances at securing a coveted office position. When Sunny’s attempts to pull herself out of poverty lead to dire consequences for a fellow worker, she is forced to question the system she’s spent her life trying to master—and stand up against the powers that be. Savage, tragic and desperately funny, The World of Extreme Happiness is a stirring examination of a country in the midst of rapid change, and individuals struggling to shape their own destinies.

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    Ben Wang (Gao Chen), Mia Park (Artemis Chang) and Cindy Im (Qing Shu Min) in Goodman Theatre’s New Stages workshop production of The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Jonathan Berry

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    Mia Park (Wang Hua) and Daniel Smith (Li Han) in Goodman Theatre’s New Stages workshop production of The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Jonathan Berry

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    Kevin Matthew Reyes (Mr. Destiny) and Marissa Lichwick (Sunny) in Goodman Theatre’s New Stages workshop production of The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Jonathan Berry.

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    Marissa Lichwick (Sunny) and Ben Wang (Old Lao) in Goodman Theatre’s New Stages workshop production of The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Jonathan Berry

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    Marissa Lichwick (Sunny) and Kevin Matthew Reyes (Pete) in Goodman Theatre’s New Stages workshop production of The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Jonathan Berry

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