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Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown  
Theatre At The Center Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
 
Set in 1980's Madrid, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN introduces actress and singer Pepa who is heartbroken by her charming yet deceitful lover, Ivan. The plot thickens as his ex-wife of questionable sanity Lucia and their passionate and curious son Carlos show up. Chaos ensues when Pepa's na´ve best friend Candela falls in love with a possible terrorist and is wanted by the police. The show is comically narrated by a wise taxi driver who provides tissues, mints and advice to the colorful characters along the way.
   
The World of Extreme Happiness  
Goodman Theatre The World of Extreme Happiness
 
The World of Extreme Happiness centers on Sunny, who was unwanted from the moment she was born in rural China because she's not a boy, and who migrates to the city in pursuit of urban success. As na´ve 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.
   
Zombie Genius  
Annoyance Theatre Zombie Genius
 
The next great civil rights issue? Zombies, natch. At least that's the perspective of Zombie Genius, the hilarious post-apocalyptic comedy at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar. The dead have risen up in revolt -- only to fall subject to the living, creating an underclass of the undead. It's up to Albert, a zombie with the gift of speech, to unite his brain-feeding brethen in a fight for their rights. Joined by his zombie-brother Bwains and his human friend Tim, he embarks on a quest for justice ... only to fall in in love with a human girl along the way. Ryan McDermott (Planet Karate, Manic Pixie Dreamland) directs this silly treat, perfect for the Halloween season.
   

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