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You Are Happy



By Rébecca Déraspe  |  Translated by Leanna Brodie from the play Deux ans de votre vie by Rébecca Déraspe

Determined to help her brother find some kind of happiness, Bridget searches grocery stores looking for his potential wife. A dark comedy about millennial love, sibling loyalty, conformity and an uncomfortably close shave.


Approx. 80 min

Ticket Info

The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget. 

GCTC also offers adult & student group rates for groups of 10 or more, please call the box office or e-mail us for more information.

Why I chose this play

“I am tickled by a love story that delves into the surreal. When the simple act of love is reduced to market research; you either have to give up, or laugh in spite of yourself.”

— Eric Coates, Artistic Director

Creative Team

Rébecca Déraspe: Playwright
Leanna Brodie: Translator

Mélanie Beauchamp: Bridget
David Brown: Jeremy
Katie Bunting: Chloe

AL Connors: Sound Designer
John Doucet: Set Designer
Kate Hurman: Voice Coach
Vanessa Imeson: Costume Designer
Chantal Labonté: Lighting Designer
Jane Vanstone Osborn: Stage Manager
Jess Preece: Assistant Stage Manager
Adrienne Wong: Director


Stages & Pages

The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2017-2018 season.

OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience.

Prologue Series

The GCTC Prologue Series is back for another year of exciting discussions that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage. 

The Prologue Series is free to the public and will take place before the second preview of each production at 6:45pm in the GCTC lobby. Hosted by CTV Television Personality Stefan Keyes, the event takes place on September 22 and the guests include:

  • Bronwyn Steinberg (GCTC Artistic Direction Intern)
  • Adrienne Wong (Director of You Are Happy)
  • John Doucet (Set Designer of You Are Happy)

Later Event: October 31
Ordinary Days