Confusion and anxiety take center stage during ‘Happy Wright’ performance

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts will present “Happy Wright,” winner of the Bela Kiralyfalvi National Student Playwriting Competition, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8 at Welsbacher Theatre at the WSU Hughes Metroplex, 5015 East 29th St. North. 

Loosely inspired by Samuel Beckett’sHappy Days,” the show is a portrait of anxiety, bravery, and the help we can give each other when we try.Happy Wright” is a strange person, this much we can say for certain. They love aviation, poetry, and weekends. But when you step into Happy’s mind, you will see it is plagued with questions. These questions make the world very confusing.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. WSU students get one free ticket with a WSU ID thanks to the support of the WSU Student Government for College of Fine Arts performances. Buy tickets at the Box Office 316-978-3233 

Playwright Straton Rushing, who is currently an MFA dramatic writing candidate at Arizona State University, is excited to join us at WSU for the premiere of “Happy Wright.”  Find out more about Straton.

The Wichita State University National Playwriting Competition was created in 1974 by Dr. Bela Kiralyfalvi,  who was a theatre professor and director of the School of Performing Arts until his retirement in 2003.