NewSCRipts - The Happy Ones
March 2, 2009
The Happy Ones is the 108th play to receive a staged reading as part of South Coast Repertory's venerable play reading program.
Walter Wells, hardware store owner and family man, feels that Orange County in 1975 might just be the happiest place on earth. But his own contentment evaporates in an instant when calamity strikes. The blow is so swift and brutal that he has no desire to try to put the pieces of his life back together again, and his friends, Gary and Mary Ellen, do not know how to help him.