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ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS

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A Dark Comedy by George F. Walker
Directed by Wendy Merk

“another gem… unabashed, fiery passion that simultaneously commands respect and elicits sympathy”
– BLOG TORONTO

This very funny dark comedy, set in working-class Toronto tells the story of Nora, the matriarch of an eccentric, wacky family. Her daughter Mary Ann is a crazy runaway mother, her son-in-law Junior is a beat-up car thief, and her daughter Elizabeth is a hot-tempered bisexual. Nora maintains a cock-eyed optimism with a cup of tea and a firm grasp on fantasy, as the family deals with cops, drug dealers, and thugs in the basement.