Set in a near-future utopia enforced by population control, "The Happy Garden of Life" follows the lives of various citizens caught up in a system of government-encouraged suicide. More…
From the show:
Imagine a world where death and old age are nearly defeated. A spacious, peaceful place where you want for nothing and no one is ever in a hurry. The skies are clear, the water is clean, and all roads lead to perfection.
Set in a near-future utopia enforced by population control, The Happy Garden of Life follows the lives of various citizens caught up in a system of government-encouraged suicide. Through multiple storylines that converge in a hospital waiting room where a woman is about to give birth to triplets, The Happy Garden of Life considers how one person’s worth can be qualified over another’s — Would you like to live in such a world?
See it if Youthful cast brings artistic energy to Vonnegut's dark dystopia. Individual life vs. society; sterility vs. "mess"; biting propaganda.
Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged w/ difficult disturbing material. Slow in spots. Makes you think about death, sacrifice & "saving the world"
See it if You enjoy dystopians & Kurt Vonnegut, the set is beautiful & the cast commits fully, if you enjoy physical theatre this is for you
Don't see it if Some themes of suicide that you should be aware of and loud sounds, if you are not into dystopians/SciFi