Berkeley Rep Talk: Happy Days

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A Berkeley Rep Docent will grace us with their insight and information about their latest production

Happy Days

By Samuel Beckett
Directed by James Bundy
With Dianne Wiest
Limited Season · Roda Theatre
May 26–July 5, 2020

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest in one of theatre’s most extraordinary roles

“Ah well what a joy in any case to know you are there, as usual, and perhaps awake, and perhaps taking all this in, some of all this, what a happy day for me…it will have been. So far.”

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband Willie (Michael Rudko) increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. The New York Times declares Wiest is “extraordinary,” capturing both the humor and the heartbreak of one of Beckett’s most popular plays in this stunning Yale Repertory Theatre production.


Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 1:00pm


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