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Yale Rep's 'Happy Days' A Match For Today's World Of Uncertainty

Yale Rep's 'Happy Days' A Match For Today's World Of Uncertainty

Samuel Beckett's plays have a place, time and manner all their own. But they do not exist in a vacuum.

The Yale Repertory Theatre production of "Happy Days," Beckett's classic meditation on life, nature, optimism and obsolescence is beautifully suited to the world right now.

The Yale Repertory Theatre could not have known, when it was announced over a year ago that Dianne Wiest would be starring in "Happy Days" at the theater this month, that the weather outside would conform so well to the landscape of Beckett's play. It could scarcely have expected the political turmoil of the last few weeks, which complements the play's commentary on complacency, control...

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