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O Happy Day!, by Graham Chapman & Barry Cryer
A Modern Comedy Classic
Sunday, November 12, 2000
5.0
I saw this play last night. I laughed so hard I was crying. Oh Happy Day is one of those rare funny birds: a comedy that's really funny. Okay, sure some of the topics (unmarried brides and homosexuals) may be a bit dated, but that's not the fault of the writers, merely a good sign that society has grown-up some since this was written 25 years ago. Besides, there are plenty of other classic plays whose themes and/or attitudes seem dated too (The Importance of Being Earnest, Annie Get Your Gun, Mame, Guys and Dolls...) but it doesn't make them any less enjoyable. (Besides, the play is set in mid-70s suburban London, when these 'tudes were common.)

Oh Happy Day features a great cast, imaginative staging, a crisp and tight story line and hilarious dialogue. What more do you want? Is it "Holy Grail"? No, but it's still got some very Pythonic moments.

Me? I'm thrilled I was a part of history and saw a sure-fire future comedy classic during it's world premiere. You can too. If you hurry.

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