The Happiest Song Plays Last
Elliot, an Iraq War veteran, struggles to overcome combat traumas by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action-film hero.
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This show closed on March 19, 2018
Set to the joyful sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST chronicles a year in the life of two kindred souls as they search for love, meaning and a sense of hope in a quickly changing world. At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, Elliot, an Iraq War veteran, struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action-film hero. At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin, Yasmin, takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community, providing hot meals and an open door for the needy.
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Recommended for ages 14 and up.