By Samuel Beckett
Directed by David O'Connor
September 24 - October 18, 2009
Since the Lantern's first-ever production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 1994, we've built a reputation for approaching major works in new ways. Whether you love the theater of the absurd or simply appreciate the Lantern's refreshingly direct approach to modern classics, you won't want to miss Happy Days, in which Beckett's groundbreaking, uniquely modern character struggles to maintain her irrational cheerfulness in the face of ridiculous difficulties. Winnie, the optimist against all odds, fights for her very survival in this surprisingly funny and affecting production, perfect for the Lantern's intimate space.
"Mary Elizabeth Scallen does a bang-up job." –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A thoroughly satisfying production." –Pamela Riley, Broad Street Review
"The remarkable Mary Elizabeth Scallen somehow manages to demonstrate simultaneously both the importance and the irrelevance of words. But what words!" –Dan Rottenberg, Broad Street Review
"Scallen takes the most unpromising and unflattering role of the season and delivers a thoroughly comprehensive and engaging performance." –EDGE Philadelphia
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.