SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious

Following on the coat tails of his award-winning one-man show Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee, Seth Lepore continues with the second part of his trilogy on the underbelly of the self-help movement.

SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious explores the rise in popularity of the happiness industry¬† and positive thinking movement across the American landscape. From Texas megachurches turned motivational hothouses, to the latest testament of self-actualization from Oprah’s Book Club, nothing is safe from Lepore’s scrutinizing looking glass.

Lepore uses his shrewd observations of our fascinating hang-ups with happiness to expose the true cost of this ongoing pursuit. He weaves his stranger-than-fiction, all too real characters into the fold using a chameleon-like ability to shape-shift on a dime. Interspersed with autobiographical digests Lepore creates scenes that push the envelope of what solo performance is capable of.

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