The Yale Repertory Theatre production of
by Samuel Beckett
directed by James Bundy
featuring Dianne Wiest
April 23, 2017 — May 28, 2017. Official opening: May 4, 2017.
Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn NY 11217
Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett‘s masterpiece Happy Days. Buried up to her waist and sinking into the earth, Winnie is considered modern drama’s pinnacle female role, an endlessly fascinating spirit of buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, compassionate and ferocious, this extraordinary Happy Days originated at Yale Repertory Theatre directed by James Bundy, artistic director.
“As this fine production and Ms. Wiest's fearless performance attest...it remains one of the most unsettling and unforgettable plays in the modern canon.” - NY Times