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Happily After Ever

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Hilarious, Must see, Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound

About the show

59E59 Theaters and Ricochet Collective present a battle of the sexes as a young couple find themselves in the unlikely position of having to choose a gender for their child. More…

Newlyweds Darren and Janet want nothing more than to build the perfect life together. With matching hand towels, quirky neighbors, and a love that beats everyone else’s, they are easily the happiest couple on the block. But when Janet gives birth to a baby with both male and female genitalia, their superficially ideal world falls apart. Can Darren and Janet live happily ever after? Can they figure out what to do about their child? And can they overcome the odds and finally win a game of charades?

Member Reviews (5)


Hilarious, Must see, Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound
Avg Score

Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if N/A

Don't see it if N/A

Absorbing, Dated, Great acting

See it if You're into happy endings & romance

Don't see it if You like up beat dramas

Quirky, Profound, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You want to see some refreshing off broadway theatre. I laughed, I cried, I mostly laughed. Really liked the acting. The writer should do tv

Don't see it if You are squeamish around complicated issues of gender...but if you are you should probably see this.

Entertaining, Must see, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if If you like your laughter with a side of thinking. If you like seeing gender issues be addressed in theatre. If you like exceptional writing

Don't see it if If you don't like wonderful writing,acting, and direction. If you can't deal with exquisite genderbending from Dharma.If you hate charm.

During previews
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Edgy, Banal

See it if Some good lines but that's about it. Very stylized. Not sure what style though! Quite strange.

Don't see it if Don't see it. The issues are important but you don't care about the characters. Their behavior makes no sense. Hard to watch at times.

April 6th, 2016
"Not for an instant does 'Happily After Ever' lapse into didacticism…By turns whimsical, campy, hallucinatory and poignant, it nods to scads of classic sitcoms, unfolding in a Technicolor world...There are next-door neighbors in the mix, and this is where the play falls short. Even in this satire...
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April 12th, 2016
"Parody creates a way to successfully poke fun at societal gender roles, but it does not provide the best set up for exploring a serious issue fraught with emotion. All of the characters are so one-dimensional that it is difficult to feel any empathy for their dilemma...The actors excel in their ...
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April 6th, 2016
"The strength of Zlatos’ work is her theme: our mindless adherence to antiquated cultural gender mores...Director Sherri Eden Barber has fine-tuned the pacing and progression of character development from naïve, blissful innocence toward Janet’s and Darren’s profound and desperate realization tha...
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April 7th, 2016
"An incredibly entertaining night of theater that takes a satirical look at the ways we think about gender...The flawless cast are adept at handling their choreographed moments for comical purposes that never floundered into overacting...'Happily After Ever' brings you into the confused inner psy...
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