Happy hour is the best, except when it’s not. Rose isn’t ready to say goodbye, Kevin thinks he’s found “the one,” Cora can’t get a break and everyone else just wants to keep drinking. Multiple stories interweave as late-20-somethings struggle to be satisfied, find happiness and keep drinking…all in front of a live mini-orchestra.
A collaboration with The Venice Symphony Orchestra, Happy Hour is a 60 minute ensemble piece with a live music score. The happy hour at a local bar becomes a metaphor for that transitional time in life when you start to question everything and dreams feel more like delusions than destinies. A dramedy about the simple everyday struggle to stay hopeful.
“Democracy in shambles? Why not put on a show? That’s the inciting impulse behind Trump Family Special, [a] concatenation of Franklin D Roosevelt’s fireside chats, the Partridge Family’s Christmas albums and the apocalypse.”
- The Guardian