Following rave reviews in Boston, The Theatre @ Boston Court’s existential production of 'Happy Days' by Samuel Beckett starring Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams comes to the Flea Theater. More…
Director Andrei Belgrader re-examines this Samuel Beckett classic, newly relevant to a generation burdened by climate change and environmental doom. Brooke Adams plays Winnie, a woman buried up to her bosom in a mound of dirt with nothing to pass the time but the ragged contents of her bag, her nimble wit, and her husband Willie, played by Tony Shalhoub, lurking somewhere behind her. This droll, existential allegory demonstrates the vitality of the human spirit in the face of a deteriorating world.
See it if you like Beckett. Adams does well as winsome Winnie. The metaphor for life--as gradual burial--is elucidating.
Don't see it if you like realistic theater or pure comedies. This is unsettling and challenging. Some parts dragged a bit. Mostly, Adams was engaging.
See it if Saw this last spring at the Yale Rep. I found it extremely boring and hard to watch. The acting feat is impressive.
Don't see it if You want to see a regular play. This is basically a one woman show. Hard to describe. But not a fun night out at the theater. Strange.
See it if You love your Becket well done. You want to revel in a wonderful performance with Dianne Wiest buried waist deep then neck deep in sand.
Don't see it if If you don't care for Becket don't bother.
Also For theatergoers over 65 and married this play has a lot to say.
See it if IF U KNOW BECKETT IS GREAT AND EVERY PRODUCTION IS WORTH C-ING..WANT 2 C A NEW FABULOUS TAKE BY DIANE WEIST.. KNOW WHAT NOT 2 MISS.
Don't see it if U DON’T APPRECIATE BECKETT OR DIANE WEIST… LISTEN 2 NOT SO GOOD REVIEWS OF DIRECTOR WHO WAS FINE… DON’T FOLLOW MY ADVICE WHICH IS A MUST GO
See it if , like me, you would see Dianne Weist in anything.
Don't see it if you don't like Becket (to be honest, most of his plays put me to sleep), though even then it is worth it just to see Dianne Weist.
See it if You just can't get enough Beckett, or if love Dianne Wiest. A true embodiment of Beckett's mind, in a grim setting.
Don't see it if If you're depressed or grieving, it's not the place for you, or if you feel fidgety in a mostly quiet setting.
See it if You like high energy shows with very few ensemble members. And if you like Happy Days the show.
Don't see it if You don't like high energy shows.