HAPPY IN THE POORHOUSE
Written and Directed by Derek Ahonen
March 11 – April 26, 2010
Theatre 80 Saint Marks
Paulie “The Pug” is a Coney Island dreamer… just one MMA fight away from the big time. If only he could keep his wife from screwing her ex-hudband, his brother-in-law from going to the slammer, and his best friend from taking a bite out of his neck, he’d be on top of the world. A raucous, irreverent action-packed comedy full of weak wrists and strong hearts, Happy In The Poorhouse is an unsanitized story of love, sex, and chasing after dreams even when you’ve got a black eye and a broken spirit.
William Apps | Selene Beretta | Matt Fraley | James Kautz | Nick Lawson | Sarah Lemp | Patrick McDaneil | Rochelle Mikulich | Matthew Pilieci | Mark Riccadonna and Meghan Ritchie
Stage Manager: Judy Merrick/Dan Stern | Assistant Director: Dan Lockhart | Set Design/Fight Director: Alfred Schatz | Lighting Designer: Jeremy Duncan Pape | Props Designer: Judy Merrick | Sound Designer: The Hernandez Brothers | Costume Designer: Ricky Lang | Spiritual Adviser: Larry Cobra
“There’s no denying Ahonen’s forging a unique voice. HAPPY IN THE POORHOUSE IS A FUN RIDE.”New York Post