There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is


  • November 1, 2018 - November 3, 2018
  • CSPS Hall
  • $15

All shows start at 7:30

Mickle Maher’s There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

Directed by Cavan Hallman

Legion Arts is proud to present the fourth production of Mirrorbox Theatre’s inaugural season at CSPS Hall.

Bernard and Ellen are both English professors at a small liberal arts college. Bernard and Ellen are both lecturing on the romantic poetry of William Blake. Bernard and Ellen were both caught making love last night on the campus green. Written entirely in rhyming verse, Happiness… is a poetic meditation on poetry itself, along with the absurdities of life, love, and higher education. Will the two professors apologize for their love in order to save their careers? They might not even make it through their lectures, a last chance to justify their existence to the student body and a perverse college President.

This passionate play was written by Mickle Maher, a stalwart of Chicago’s Off-Loop theatre scene whose work has been performed all over the United States. Maher teaches at University of Chicago and is the author of the new musical Small Ball, commissioned by the visionary General Manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

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