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'Happy Days' Calendar


May – June 2019


“Happy Days”

By Samuel Beckett

Directed by James Bundy


Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (“Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Bullets Over Broadway”) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece “Happy Days.” With her husband 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. Winnie is considered modern drama’s pinnacle female role. She is an endlessly fascinating spirit of buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion in a play Wiest refers to as “Hamlet” for women.


Previews begin May 15. Opens May 22. Through June 30, 2019.

Previews (May 15 – 21): Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performance.

Opens Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Regular Performances (May 23 – June 30): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performances.

Exceptions: No 6:30 p.m. performances on Sunday, May 26 and June 30. No 1 p.m. performances on Sunday, June 2 and June 23. No 8 p.m. performance on Saturday, June 8. No 2:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, June 15


Ticket Prices: $32 – $115 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)

Tickets are available online at, by calling Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information and charge, visit


Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

At The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012

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March 29, 2019