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The Happy Garden of Life

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Dizzying, Intense, Challenging, Thought-provoking

About the show

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? 


Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Dizzying, Intense, Challenging, Thought-provoking
83
Avg Score

80
Spirited, Dark, Challenging, Thought-provoking, Disturbing

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"

80
Ambitious, Great design, Dystopian, Intense, Dizzying

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

91
Intense, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You like Vonnegut, you like 1984, you like gorgeous set design

Don't see it if You’re tired of futuristic imaginings with evil governments


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