Theater: Plays

'World of Extreme Happiness'

Casting notice expires: April 12, 2014

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Company

Goodman Theatre
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, playwright; Eric Ting, dir.; Adam Belcuore, Chicago casting

Production Description

Casting "World of Extreme Happiness," a play set in present day China. Synopsis: Unwanted from the moment she’s born, Sunny is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny’s bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.

Nudity

Yes

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin Aug. 12, 2014 at the Goodman Theatre; tech Sept. 9, 2014; runs Sept. 13-Oct. 12, 2014 with a possible extension to Oct. 19 at the Goodman Theatre; rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2015 at Manhattan Theatre Club; runs Feb. 3-May 3, 2015 at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $800/wk. actor min. Equity LORT Non-Rep D Contract.

Auditions

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