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All Our Happy Days are Stupid ()

Produced by

Suburban Beast

Playwright: Sheila Heti
Music: Dan Bejar
Director: Jordan Tannahill




October 24th, 2013 – November 3rd, 2013

Awards & Nominations

2014 Dora Award Nominee ~ Independent – Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Outstanding Scenic Design


The play’s surreal narrative follows The Oddis and the Sings, two families on vacation in Paris, France. But far from the blissful respite they seek, their holidays become their undoing. Heti’s struggle to write this infamously ‘unproduceable’ play over the past ten years is one of the central plot-lines in her internationally heralded novel How Should a Person Be? (


Lorna Wright Jenny Oddi
Anne Wessels Plurabelle / Hotelier / Constable
Naomi Skwarna Ms. Oddi
Michael McManus The Handsome Man Who Doesn't Know Why / Man in the Bear Suit
Alexander Carson Mr. Oddi
Erin Brubacher Livinia / Woman in Bar
Nicholas Hune-Brown Daniel Sing
Carl Wilson The Prince of All Seasons
Becky Johnson Mrs. Sing
Meghan Swaby The Young Bride
Jon McCurley Mr. Sing
Kayla Lorette The Hobbled Man / Waiter / Constable
Henri Fabergé Dan / Johnny Rockets
Nancy Bocock Performer

Creative Team

Sheila Heti Playwright
Dan Bejar Songs
Jordan Tannahill Director
Erin Brubacher Associate Artist
Rae Powell Set Designer
Zack Russell Lighting Designer
Jordan Tannahill Costume Designer


Renna Reddie Producer
Laura Hendrickson Producer
Ben Carson Carpenter