HAPPY DAYS

“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

“An entrancingly funny, ultimately harrowing performance...Ms. Wiest makes a mouthwatering match for the role.” - NY Times

The Yale Repertory Theatre production of

HAPPY DAYS

By SAMUEL BECKETT

Featuring DIANNE WIEST

Directed by JAMES BUNDY

 

April 23, 2017 – May 28, 2017

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.

Pictured: James Bundy, photo by Joan Marcus; Dianne Wiest, photo by Serge Nivelle