There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

by Mickle Maher


an enjoyably lunatic endeavor–Chicago Tribune

“Goosed by precise, masterful performances, Maher’s text is almost endlessly engaging and frequently hilarious.” –Time Out Chicago

“FUNNY, WITTY, LITERATE, and PROFOUND… It’s the actors who make it a slam-dunk” –Windy City Times

APRIL 14, 2011 — MAY 22, 2011
Thursdays–Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3pm

Chicago DCA Storefront Theater
66 East Randolph, Chicago IL

$15 suggested donation, more if you’ve got it, free if you’re broke

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Playwright Mickle Maher debuts this comedy in rhymed verse told via two lectures on the poetry of William Blake: one given in the morning by Bernard, a middle-aged, barely published poet of scant scholarship, on the Songs of Innocence, and the other in the afternoon by his lover, Ellen, a reputable Ph.D., on the Songs of Experience. Having engaged the evening before in a highly inappropriate display of public affection on the main lawn of their rural New England campus, the two undergraduate lecturers must now, in class, either apologize for their behavior or effectively justify it if they want to keep their jobs. Featuring Diana Slickman, Colm O’Reilly, and Kirk Anderson.

This project is presented in association with Chicago DCA Theater.

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