“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
By SAMUEL BECKETT
Featuring DIANNE WIEST and JARLATH CONROY
Directed by JAMES BUNDY
April 23, 2017 – May 28, 2017
“One cannot sing just to please someone, however much one loves them, no, song must come from the heart, that is what I always say, pour out from the inmost, like a thrush.” – Samuel Beckett, HAPPY DAYS
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, which also features Jarlath Conroy as Willie, originated at Yale Repertory Theatre and is staged by James Bundy, its artistic director
Join us for our free post-show conversations with artists and scholars that will take place after the
Sunday matinee performances on May 7 and May 14.
Join us for a party after the evening performance on Sunday, April 30.
Every ticket purchased to that evening performance includes a drink ticket for use at the party.
Pictured: James Bundy, photo by Joan Marcus; Dianne Wiest, photo by Serge Nivelle