Purchase Application:

$40.00 Royalty per Performance

$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)

The Misery of Happiness

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A One Act Comedy by
Greg Freier
3W / 4M
Approximate Playing Time: 45 minutes

When Tim and Elise show up for a birthday party at the Maxwell’s distinguished summer cottage in New England, they are surprised when no one answers the door.  But even more surprised when they cautiously enter only to discover Wyatt, the birthday boy, locked in the closet.  Seems once again Wyatt’s overtly spoiled and absurdly jealous wife, Linda, has set out to ruin the evening. Things seem to take a turn for the worse when their neighbor, the Chief of Police, starts shooting off rounds from his shotgun and Linda’s insanely wealthy father won’t take her calls to stop him – He is, after all, her bastard brother and Daddy bought him that nice big home right next door. But oddly enough when the bullets start shattering windows and blowing up Linda’s prize vase collection, it just might prove to be an opportunity to put an end to the misery and bring happiness to the Eastmans once and for all.  At least to one of them.  WARNING: Multiple gunshots and explosions. $10 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $40 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.  

$40.00 Royalty per Performance
$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees