THEATER OOBLECK presents:
There is a Happiness That Morning Is
Extended thru April 7!
Theater Oobleck revives Mickle Maher's 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.
“Maher's most powerful play to date... Soul shaking"
“An enjoyably lunatic endeavor”
“Goosed by precise, masterful performances, Maher’s text is almost endlessly engaging and frequently hilarious.”
-–Time Out Chicago