JAN. 24 - FEB. 16, 2020

Directed by Marie Kohler

Featuring
Laura Gordon & Todd Denning

Single tickets available online, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 414-291-7800.

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME IS 1 HOUR AND 45 MINUTES WITH AN INTERMISSION

 

Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in Beckett’s unforgettable masterpiece of modern theater.

Often referred to as “the Hamlet for actresses,” Winnie is a mountain of a role, both physically and emotionally. A summit part for Milwaukee’s virtuosic actor, Laura Gordon.

HAPPY DAYS remains an absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit.

The New York Times

Artists

DIRECTOR  -  MArie Kohler

Production Manager  - Bailey Wegner*

STAGE MANAGER - Veronica Zahn*

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Anthony Lyons

SCENIC DESIGN - Lisa Schlenker^

LIGHTING DESIGN - Marisa Abbott

PROPS MASTER - Jordan Stanek

SOUND DESIGN - Josh Schmidt^

COSTUME DESIGN - Misti Bradford^

Winnie - Laura Gordon*

Willie- Todd Denning*

* Member of Actors' Equity AssociatioN

^ MEMBER OF UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS OF AMERICA

Calendar of performances for LUNA GALE

SPECIAL EVENTS

 P = Preview Performances
Be the first to see the show!
Friday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 25 at 4:00 p.m.

 

O = Opening Night!
Join us for the post-show Cast Party in the Second Floor Bar & Bistro!
All are welcome to attend this FREE event. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Beverages available for purchase.

 

PC = Play Club - The book club for theater-lovers!
Sunday, February 2 following the matinee: join us for a special talkback.
Interested in learning more about Play Club? Click Here!

 

F = Friday Night Insights - Engage with our creative team!
Friday, January 31, post-show talkback.

Friday, February 7, 6:50 p.m.: Pre-show talk.

Friday, February 14, post-show talkback.

 

W = Wine Wednesdays
Enjoy a FREE glass of wine with your Wednesday night ticket. Wednesday evening performances only.

 

PWYC = Pay What You Can performance

Monday, February 3, 7:30 p.m. First come, first served tickets on sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the House Manager's office for in-person, day-of-sales only. Suggested $10.

Media

PREVIEWS

Renaissance Theaterworks embraces the dirty job of mounting Beckett's 'Happy Days'

Call it "Hamlet for Women"

REVIEWS

Laura Gordon Stars in Samuel Beckett’s Dark ‘Happy Days’
By Harry Cherkinian, Shepherd Express

"With virtually nonstop monologues throughout the play, Gordon gives a career-defining performance among her many fine acting (and directing) roles over the years. Her Winnie is so real, so three-dimensional we forget her physical entrapment within the mound of earth."

‘Happy Days’ Is Superb, Funny and Sad
By Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee

"Audience members may leave feeling around to see if their own brows, their cheeks, their eyes forced frontwards, their lips forced up to their nose can find as much expression and humanity as Gordon does."

A trapped woman looks for ways to stay hopeful in Renaissance Theaterworks' 'Happy Days'
By Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"HAPPY DAYS is not for everyone. But for the brave and the curious, there are many reasons to see the Renaissance production, directed by Marie Kohler."

Renaissance's "Happy Days" is Beckett at its absurd best
By Gwen Rice, Special to OnMilwaukee

"HAPPY DAYS isn't an easy play to fit into a theater season – but great kudos go to Renaissance Theaterworks, the astounding Laura Gordon and the inspired Marie Kohler for taking the risk and making the experience unforgettable."

 

 

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Renaissance Theaterworks is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board
with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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Renaissance Theaterworks is supported in part by a grant from
the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin
and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Renaissance Theaterworks Facebook Page Renaissance Theaterworks Twitter Account Click to email Renaissance Theaterworks
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Artists

DIRECTOR
MArie Kohler

Production Manager
Bailey Wegner*

STAGE MANAGER
Veronica Zahn*

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Anthony Lyons

SCENIC DESIGN
Lisa Schlenker^

LIGHTING DESIGN
Marisa Abbott

PROPS MASTER
Jordan Stanek

SOUND DESIGN
Josh Schmidt^

COSTUME DESIGN
Misti Bradford^

Winnie - Laura Gordon*

Willie- Todd Denning*

 

* Member of Actors' Equity AssociatioN

^ MEMBER OF UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS OF AMERICA

Calendar of performances for LUNA GALE

United Performing Arts Fund UPAF Milwaukee County Arts Fund Wisconsin Arts Board

Renaissance Theaterworks is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment of the Arts

RTW Logo