Happy Daughter

10 MINUTE - An Asian-American woman living in Iowa has to entertain her mother and her mother's new very loud and very Caucasian boyfriend who are coming for a visit.
HAPPY DAUGHTER is a witty and frazzled 10 minute meditation about the rocky relationship between the generations of Asian-American women in America.
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Happy Daughter

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  • Ellen Koivisto:
    23 Nov. 2018
    Fast forward, pause, and play are used to wonderful theatrical and storytelling ends by the daughter in the title as she tries to figure out what just happened when her mom and mom's new, white, younger boyfriend come to visit. If mom can avoid the lonely mah-jong and group vacation tour trap, maybe the daughter can remake herself, too, and be happy. Maybe?

Character Information

  • Carol
    25,
    Asian American
    ,
    Female
    Asian-American writer living in Iowa
  • Mother
    45-55,
    Asian American
    ,
    Female
    Carol's Mom
  • Rita
    30-40,
    Female
    A waitress, deadpan. Also a karaoke host.
  • Boyfriend
    30-40,
    White
    ,
    Male
    Mother's very Caucasian boyfriend. Loud but friendly.

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Boston Actor's Theatre
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
    ,
    Herring Run Arts Festival
    ,
    2003
  • Professional
    ,
    Boston Theatre Marathon
    ,
    2003
  • Professional
    ,
    Raven Theatrical
    ,
    2003