The Happiest Song Plays Last @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma)
By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Marilyn Bennett
In a barrio living room in North Philly, an activist-turned-music-professor moonlights as the local soup kitchen queen, cooking free rice and beans for any hungry neighbor. Halfway around the world, her cousin relives his military trauma on the set of a docudrama that’s filming in Jordan. With the Egyptian revolution booming in the distance, these two young adults try to sing a defiant song of legacy and love in the face of local and global unrest.
Tickets ($27) here.