Wild With Happy
Wild With Happy by Colman Domingo
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"SWEET, FUNNY, AND CARTOON-BRIGHT! Colman Domingo is magnetic. Giving a breakout performance, the ferociously funny Sharon Washington blazes brightly.” – The New York Times
“UPLIFTING, CAMPY AND FUN – Colman Domingo has a huge heart.” – New York Post
“ADVENTURESOME AND OVER-THE-TOP! Watching Colman Domingo can leave you wildly happy.” – New York Observer
“Strap on your bibbidi-bobbidi-boo and fire up the fairy dust for this IRREVERENT AND FAST-MOVING COMEDY that satirizes organized religion, Disneyworld, the American funeral industry and 21st century burial rituals." – Associated Press
“Colman Domingo is EXTRAVAGANTLY TALENTED!”– Entertainment Weekly
“Inspired pieces of comic writing!” - Variety
“Mourning becomes electric and curiously amusing!” - New York Daily News
“Loud, Dark and Fun” - New Yorker
“Hitch a ride with Domingo’s rollicking funeral cortege” - New York Magazine
“Real Bounce and Farcical euphoria” - Time Out
“A Freewheeling, witty, and heartfelt new play” - AM New York
WILD WITH HAPPY explores the surreal, bizarre and outrageous comedy that lies in everyone’s search for answers as they try to deal with death and healing when a young man named Gil plans to scatter his mother’s ashes in the place where she was the most happy. Directed by the Obie Award winning director Robert O’Hara. World Premiered at The Public Theater October 2012 and West Coast Premiere at Theatreworks in Palo Alto in June 2013. Subsequently produced at Baltimore Centerstage in Spring 2013.
WILD WITH HAPPY is the winner of 3 AUDELCO awards for Best Dramatic Production of The Year, Best Playwright, and Best Supporting Actress and nominated for 2 DRAMA DESKS, 2 LUCILLE LORTEL and A HENRY HEWES DESIGN AWARD.