“The Happiness Shop” Opens November 12

This year’s Middle School fall play, “The Happiness Shop” by Lindsay Price, opens November 12.

The story follows three middle school students who suddenly find themselves in another world inside an unusual store—the Happiness Shop. They don’t know where they are or how they got there, but they quickly learn that this shop is unlike any other. The shop is filled with Roppets, humans who are part robot and part puppet, programmed to be happy all the time. As they watch the Roppets act out scenes from their personal lives, the three students realize that they have been brought to the shop to make a choice. Will they suppress their problems or face them and stand up for themselves?

“While the play has some really funny moments, it also addresses themes and issues that today’s middle school students face, like self-acceptance, conflict resolution, peer pressure, and family issues such as divorce,” said faculty member and director Mary Schnitzler. “We at Whitfield encourage our students to use their strengths to navigate through challenging times and to think about the Habits of Mind & Heart, always being mindful that you never know what someone might be going through at any given time.”

No tickets are required but seating is limited in the Black Box Theater space located on the school’s garden level. The show is humorous and appropriate for all ages.

Show Dates & Times
November 12: 4:00 & 7:00 PM
November 13: 4:00 & 7:00 PM