Happy Days

Show Details
Happy Days

January 24 - February 16, 2020

Directed By:
Marie Kohler

Laura Gordon & Todd Denning

Approximate Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes with an intermission

About the Play

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.

The Artists

Director - Marie Kohler

Winnie - Laura Gordon*

Willie - Tod Denning

Production Manager - Bailey Wegner*

Stage Manager - Veronicca Zahn*

Technical Director - Anthony Lyons

Scenic Design - Lisa Schlenker**

Lighting Design - Narusa Abbott

Props Master - Jordan Stanek

Sound Design - Joshn Schmidt**

Costume Design - Misti Bradford**

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Member of United Scenic Artists of America

Show Sponsors

Jan Serr & John Shannon

Sandra Zingler & Barbara Johnson


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

Call it "Hamlet for Women"


"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."

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

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