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Bruns Amphitheater
100 Gateway Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563
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The weather was Cold - take coat!.
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Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days"
60 ratings
4.2 average rating
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89 reviews
17 stars
attended Aug 12 2009

If you are into Beckett this is for you! so well acted and the set is a trip! Really off the beaten path for Cal Shakes!

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116 reviews
47 stars
attended Aug 12 2009

Wonderful production, actors were great (especially the female lead), and the weather was perfect. To sum up, it couldn't be better.

Cal Shakes never disappoints, and neither does Goldstar. When we arrived, we were told that we had been...continued

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27 reviews
33 stars
attended Aug 12 2009

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...continued

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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.