Happy Hour — the Play

Catch the world premiere of Joe Barnes’s Happy Hour — the Play. The action is simple — and hilarious. Four weary co-workers from a local mega-store go out for a well-deserved happy hour. (Chelsea Aldrich, Deborah Anderson, Cheramie Hopper and Tari Moon portray the thirsty, beleaguered characters.) Gathered together are veterans Susan, Carol Ann and Pinkie and newcomer Evelyn, who gets an earful of advice. Susan’s boyfriend just left her to return to his wife. Carol Ann is more than happy to share her insights from years and years on the job. Pinkie shares what she learns in night school. Free buffalo wings and two-for-one drinks loosen tongues, and the group takes the measure of other customers as well as the waitstaff. The venue for this comedy is McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, a restaurant/bar much admired for its live music.

6 p.m. Sundays. Through September 28. From Lanfour Productions. 2425 Norfolk. For information, call 713‑528‑5999 or visit lan4productions.org. $20.
Sundays, 6 p.m. Starts: Sept. 14. Continues through Sept. 28, 2014

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