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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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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This is a 90-minute show with one intermission. Marcia Mason pulled out, but the replacement does a fabulous job. It is almost a one-woman show. Arrive in time to read the program and I think you will get more out of the play. There is also a talk before the play. This is one where the more information you have before you see it, the better.
BART works beautifully for getting there.
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.