Other People’s Happiness

Adam Seidel
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During a seemingly normal fishing trip weekend in the woods of Northern Wisconsin a marriage of thirty years implodes, leaving an entire family to face truths about the lives they live and the relationships they have with each other.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (2 female, 3 male)
Full Length Drama (about 85 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“You know what it’s like when everybody in the family gets sick at the same time? Nobody’s able to make soup, or Jello, and somebody’s always in the bathroom when you really need to go, and nobody can seem to be nice to anybody for very long, even when everybody’s sympathetic? OTHER PEOPLE’S HAPPINESS is a little like that. It’s a well made play about a tightly knit family of four who all come down with relationship flu at the same time … Like a New Yorker cartoonist, playwright Adam Seidel has a fine sense of economy. He ably builds people we recognize, and circumstances we know too well, with only a few scribbles and scrawls.” —Chris Davis, Memphis Flyer

“Well-drawn characters making their points effectively, leaving you with some good, hard questions to consider.” —Austin McLellan, Broadway World

About the Author


  • Adam Seidel

    Adam Seidel is a Milwaukee-born playwright. His produced full-length works include CATCH THE BUTCHER (Panndora Productions, Cherry Lane Theatre NYT Critic's Pick, Illysia Volanakis, Athens GR), OTHER PEOPLE'S HAPPINESS (Playhouse on the Square, Memphis), WILLISTON (Miranda Theatre Company feat Robert LuPone, Detroit Repertory Theater) and ORIGINAL SOUND (Cherry Lane Theatre — Theatre Mania Editor's Pick). Adam's co-writing/devised-theatre credits include CRIME SCENE: A CHICAGO ANTHOLOGY (Collaboraction Theatre Company), CRIME SCENE: THE NEXT CHAPTER (Collaboraction Theatre Company) and FORGOTTEN FUTURE (Collaboraction Theatre Company). Adam's plays have won many awards, including a Chicago "Fringe First," first place at both the Labute Festival of New Theatre and New Works @ The Works at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, and a handful of audience favorite awards at various ten-minute play festivals around the country. Adam's plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc and Applause Books.

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Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 3/25/2021
Pages 70
ISBN 9780881458978

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Other People’s Happiness is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC