The Unhappiness Plays

Award-winning playwright Greg Kotis will debut his latest work, The Unhappiness Plays, at Space 55 Theatre this January. Kotis is best known as the co-author of Urinetown: The Musical, for which he won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score (shared with co-composer Mark Hollman) in 2001.

The Unhappiness Plays is a collection of scenes that comically explore the existential horror of the human experience. …Sartre suggested that Hell is other people; The Unhappiness Plays humorously asks whether Hell is perhaps ourselves.

Featuring: Elizabeth Athetis, Richard Briggs, Shawna Franks, Ryan Gaumont, Stacey Reed Hanlon, Michelle Kable, Steve Wilcox, and is directed by Bob Fisher.

About the Playwright:
Greg Kotis is Tony Award-winning co-author of Urinetown: The Musical. Since its Broadway run, Urinetown has been produced in cities around the world. Other plays and musicals by Greg include: Eat the Taste; Pig Farm; The Truth About Santa; and Yeast Nation (the triumph of life). As a writer, actor, and improvisor, Greg is a veteran of the Cardiff Giant Theatre Company (Chicago) and the Neo-Futurists (Chicago/New York).

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