Samuel Beckett's Happy Days from California Shakespeare Theater
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The last date listed for Samuel Beckett's Happy Days was Sunday September 6, 2009 / 4:00pm.
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This is definitely a performance for Samuel Beckett fans - we were not familiar with his work, and after this show, we can say we're not fans of his. The actress was wonderful, but the play was not. The main character, Winnie, rambled for 90 minutes, while a second character, Willie, grunted and groaned occasionally. Two teenagers seated in front of us fell asleep.
We are all alone in the face of death, and all alone in the face of life—how can this stark truth be funny? But in Samuel Beckett's brilliant hands it is, as you'll find out when you see Cal Shakes' production of Happy Days. Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone brings the work of the Nobel Prize-winning Beckett to the Bruns stage for the very first time with this astounding portrait of a woman buried up to her waist in sand, and in the comically painful toil of her life.
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