Wild With Happy

City Theatre Company
Through May 13
Various times

He portrays mysterious businessman Victor Strand on the hit television show, Fear the Walking Dead, starred as champion criminal lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago and has nabbed high-profile theater awards for acting and playwriting.

Running at City Theatre’s Lester Hamburg Studio, the Pittsburgh premiere of Colman Domingo‘s Off-Broadway favorite, Wild With Happy, will make you think differently about dying.

With equal doses of levity and profundity, the play follows struggling actor Gil, who returns home to bury his mother. But where to scatter her ashes? Find out what transpires when Gil’s “outrageous and overbearing Aunt Glo, hilarious best friend Mo and an intriguing new-age funeral director” all interfere with Gil’s memorial plans.

Merging fairytale with reality, the play conveys moving lessons about life, death, grief, and healing. Fast-paced and irreverent, the sharp comedy also satirizes everything from organized religion and Disneyworld, to the American funeral industry.

Don’t miss the free “City Connects/LOVE” panel discussion April 22 co-presented with Proud Haven, a shelter for homeless LGBTQ+ youth.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.