Host Robbie Saenz de Viteri turns a downtown dance studio into an after-work office party complete with wall-to-wall carpeting, karaoke and dollar store decorations. Dressed in a pair of everyday men's suits, performers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass crash the party playing two totally familiar guys who go to great lengths to win over the crowd. Every desperate attempt reveals how hilariously unsuited they are for these roles that they insist on playing.
“Happy Hour breaks all the rules of theater… it offers not merely terrific entertainment, but more than a measure of poignancy, a sense of loss even amid the fun-and-games.” – DC Metro
“Like all good happy hours, this one has plentiful munchies and libations. And like the best ones, it offers abundant laughter.” – The New York Times
Happy Hour is made possible through the generous support of Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governer Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.