Happy Landings

By Pamela Monk

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

A comedy in two acts about lying to yourself and others, Happy Landings is about a company that rewrites well-known tragedies with happy endings. One writer knows he can't submit his serious manuscript to a boss who wants only happiness, so submits it to a different publisher. That one is most famous for publishing historical biographies from the perspective of insects. Silliness ensues. The story includes a fake death, some ridiculous romances, and a general skewering of egotism and hypocrisy. No violence except that done to great literature. NOTE: parking around BST can be a challenge and we cannot admit latecomers so please plan accordingly.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: June 3-25, 2022

Performance Times:
Thurs-Fri-Sat at 8pm, June 3-24, with a matinee at 2pm on the final Saturday, June 25

Ticket Prices: Pay What You Can or $22 at brownpapertickets.com

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


AUDITIONS DATES March 13 and 14 evenings BY ZOOM with possible callbacks TBD. To sign up for a slot, please contact director Jan Levine Thal janlevinethal@gmail.com

Sides will be provided approximately March 1, but auditioners are advised to read the entire script. Auditioners may also deliver a 1-3 min monologue from another source, but monologues are not required (and though you should be quite familiar with it, it need not be memorized).

For a PDF copy of the script, please contact director Jan Levine Thal, janlevinethal@gmail.com

As an original script, it may be tweaked and rewritten during early rehearsals.

Characters (no specific ethnicity or race nor a specific age except where indicated):
Floyd: middle aged, writer at Happy Landings
Mike: married to Belinda, writer at Happy Landings
Belinda: married to Mike, writer at Happy Landings
Hapgood: any gender identity; boss at Happy Landings
Mellicent: any gender i.d.; client of Happy Landings
Placenta: publisher at Rohan, Marks, & Thoreau, middle aged
Merlyn: writer for Rohan, Marks, & Thoreau
La Mott: Placenta's colleague at Rohan, Marks, & Thoreau

REHEARSALS: Sunday-Thursday evenings starting Monday, April 18 (Easter Monday). Please be aware that some holidays/Spring Breaks may occur during the rehearsals or production dates. One mandatory tech day is Memorial Day, for example. Performances are Thurs-Fri-Sat evenings, June 3-25, with a matinee on the final Saturday.

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS to be determined but this much we know: everyone cast must be vaccinated and boosted and masks will be worn during rehearsals.