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Samuel Beckett's 'Happy Days'

Directed by Cynthia Meier
Featuring Patty Gallagher and Joseph McGrath


Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

February 7–9, 2008

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM matinee
Four Performances Only


Performance Schedule

Cabaret Theatre, Temple of Music and Art
330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson
New comfortable seating!
See map

In this hallmark play by one of the twentieth century’s greatest playwrights,
Beckett pursues the meaning of existence,
probing the tenuous relationships that bind one person to another,
and each to the universe.

This special one-weekend performance is part of a three-city tour
including Quito, Ecuador and Santa Cruz, California.

Dr. Patty Gallagher’s participation as Artist in Residence in The Rogue Theatre’s 2007–08 season is supported by
the UC Santa Cruz Committee on Research and its Arts Research Institute.


Winnie (Patty Gallagher)

Patty Gallagher as Winnie

Photo by Joseph McGrath

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Press

Going Down Singing

Preview of Happy Days by James Reel in the February 7 Tucson Weekly

Gallagher gets ‘Happy’

Preview of Happy Days by Chuck Graham in the February 7 Tucson Citizen

Amid the bleak, a ray of hope

Preview of Happy Days by Kathleen Allen in the February 8 Arizona Daily Star

 

Earth sifts over things. If you stay still, earth buries you, ready or not. The debris on the tops of your feet or shoes thickens, windblown dirt piles around it, and pretty soon your feet are underground. Then the ground rises over your ankles and up your shins… The Mexico City in which Cortés walked is now thirty feet underground… Scratching under a suburb of St. Louis, archaeologists recently found thirteen settlements, one on top of the other, some of which lasted longer than St. Louis has. Excavating the Combe Grenal cave in France, paleontologists found sixty different layers of human occupation…

Quick: Why aren’t you dusting? On every continent, we sweep floors and wipe tabletops not only to shine the place, but to forestall burial.

—from For the Time Being by Annie Dillard


Winnie (Patty Gallagher)

Patty Gallagher as Winnie

Photo by Cynthia Meier

 

                         Cast                         

Winnie Patty Gallagher
Willie Joseph McGrath*

  *Member of Actors’ Equity Association,
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States,
appearing under a Special Appearance Contract

 

Cast Biographies

Patty Gallagher (Winnie)

Patty Gallagher (Winnie) is Artist in Residence in The Rogue Theatre’s 2007–08 season. She has performed with The Rogue Theatre as Shen Te in The Good Woman of Setzuan and as Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard. Patty is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at University of California Santa Cruz where she directs courses in physical theatre, mask performance, Balinese dance, and clown traditions. She is Director in Residence for the Clown Conservatory, a year-round training program of the San Francisco School of Circus Arts. She holds a doctorate in Theatre and Drama from University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has performed clown and buffoon with Teatro Cronopio and studied in Laboratorio Grupo Malayerba. She has worked with the New Pickle Circus, Fool Time Circus, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, San Francisco Circus and the Weird Sisters Ensemble. She has performed and directed workshops in Asia, South America, Europe, and the U.S., and recently was a Fulbright Scholar in Quito, Ecuador. She is a founding member of Local Hero, a physical theatre ensemble.

Joseph McGrath (Willie) is the Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre for which he has performed in The Fever, The Dead, Endymion, The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Cherry Orchard and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and has directed The Balcony, Endymion, and The Maids. Joe is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama. He has toured with John Houseman’s Acting Company and performed with the Utah Shakespearean Festival. In Tucson, he is a frequent performer with Ballet Tucson appearing in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula and perennially in The Nutcracker. He has also performed with Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Opera, Tucson Art Theatre, Arizona OnStage, Green Thursday, Damesrocket Theatre, and Old Pueblo Playwrights in such plays as The Seagull, Assassins, Oleanna, Threepenny Opera, and Anger Box. Joe is also a scenic designer and owns Sonora Theatre Works with his wife Regina Gagliano, producing theatrical scenery and draperies.

Joseph McGrath, Artistic Director (The Man in the Tuxedo)

 

Designers

Scenic Design Joseph McGrath
Costume Design Cynthia Meier
Lighting Design Clint Bryson
 

Production Staff

Stage Manager Avis Judd     
     Marketing and Publicity Thomas Wentzel
Poster and Program Thomas Wentzel
 

Our Thanks

Jesse Greenberg
Chuck Graham
James Reel
Kathy Allen
Carol Elliott
Celia Madeoy
UC Santa Cruz
Harlan Hokin

 

Performance Schedule for Happy Days

Location: Cabaret Theatre, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.  See map

FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Thursday February 7, 2008, 7:30 pm   PREVIEW
Friday February 8, 2008, 7:30 pm
Saturday February 9, 2008, 2:00 pm   MATINEE
Saturday February 9, 2008, 7:30 pm

 

 

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