By Samuel Beckett
Directed by James Bundy
With Dianne Wiest
Limited Season · Roda Theatre
May 26–July 5, 2020
Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest in one of theatre’s most extraordinary roles
“Ah well what a joy in any case to know you are there, as usual, and perhaps awake, and perhaps taking all this in, some of all this, what a happy day for me…it will have been. So far.”
Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband Willie (Michael Rudko) increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. The New York Times declares Wiest is “extraordinary,” capturing both the humor and the heartbreak of one of Beckett’s most popular plays in this stunning Yale Repertory Theatre production.
Berkeley Rep canceled all performances of Happy Days.
Docent talks and discussions
Pre-show docent talks
Meet us in the Theatre 55 minutes before the show on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and Sunday matinees for an engrossing presentation about your subscription-season play. Hear about the playwright’s perspective, dive into the historical context, and discover why the script is relevant right now. Each 25-minute talk includes plenty of time for your questions.
Post-show docent-led discussions
Join your fellow audience members after all matinees and share your thoughts on the show.
Teen Night gives local teens the opportunity to meet for dinner and a behind-the-scenes discussion with a member of the artistic team before attending each subscription-season production at an extremely discounted price.
- Friday, May 29, 2020
Teen Night begins at 6:30pm at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Learn more and reserve your space.
Actor Q & A’s
Stick around after the show on select Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights for lively Q & A sessions with our artists.
- Tuesday, June 9, 2020
- Thursday, June 18, 2020
- Friday, June 26, 2020