Happiness. What does it really mean? It’s a question we’ve all pondered from time to time, but it’s over-analyzed a la Woody Allen in Arden Playhouse’s current production, Be Happy. In this comedy written and directed by Michael Messmer, protagonist Bruce Carver is so undone by the happiness question that he actually considers ending it all. But things turn around when he meets a thief with a degree in philosophy. Described on the Arden Playhouse website as a “delightful and devastatingly comic exploration of almost every idea anyone has ever had about what it means to be happy,” the show ends its run Sept. 28, so the time to get tickets is now.
For more information, visit www.ardenplayhouse.com or call (916) 332-2582.
Who: Arden Playhouse
What: Be Happy
When: Sept. 27–28 at 8 p.m.
Where: Arden Playhouse, 5640 Roseville Road, Suite D, Sacramento
Cost: $18 at door; $15 with advance reservation (cash or check only)