The Happy Journey
by Thornton Wilder
April 1970
~ Directed by Mel Davis ~

A father, mother and two of their three surviving children drive from Newark, New Jersey to Camden to visit their married daughter, who has recently lost her baby in childbirth. Their journey is punctuated by talk, laughter, memories (some mundane, some happy, some painful), and appreciation of the Now – ham and eggs, flowers, family, sunsets and the joy of being alive. In this family drama, nothing much happens-and yet everything important happens.

Cast
Maisie DittonMa Kirby
Bill ManningPa Kirby
Elizabeth CopeCaroline Kirby
Robin CopeArthur Kirby
Graham KilnerStage Manager
Hilary WilliamsBeulah Kirby