The Happiest Man on Earth

by Mark St. Germain, playwright of CATF’s Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah

Directed by Ron Lagomarsino, director of CATF’s Chester Bailey

This true, triumphant story brings the extraordinary journey of Eddie Jaku to life. He endured innumerable harrowing experiences while navigating and evading multiple Nazi concentration camps. Eddie’s story is one of unimaginable grief and tragic loss, yet it is a testament to the indomitable spirit of the human soul. Defying all odds, he declared himself “The Happiest Man on Earth,” as evidenced by his resilience and determination to find light even in the darkest circumstances.

Based on the memoir of the same name by Eddie Jaku

Commission by and World Premiere presented at Barrington Stage, Pittsfield, MA, May 2023. Alan Paul, Artistic Director; Branden Huldeen, Artistic Producer

SHEPHERDSTOWN OPERA HOUSE
131 W German Street, Shepherdstown, WV
Run Time: 85 Minutes

The Happiest Man on Earth