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Only in poetry have I heard speech that sounds so much like music,
and Ms. Gallagher’s pitch-perfect timing made it clear that
that was what Beckett had in mind.

           —Iris Arnesen, The Opera Glass

Samuel Beckett's 'Happy Days'


Directed by Cynthia Meier
Featuring Patty Gallagher and Joseph McGrath

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

October 31–November 2, 2008

Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM
Sunday, 2:00 PM matinee
Three Performances Only
A post-show discussion will follow all performances

Performance Schedule

Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre
2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson
See locator map
See Pima College West Campus Map to locate Center for the Arts

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.

Guest Artist Patty Gallagher returns to the Rogue for this special one-weekend engagement.

Patty Gallagher as Winnie

Photo by Tim Fuller

About the poster

View production photos from The Rogue Theatre’s February 2008 production


Happy Days is here again

Preview of Happy Days by Kathleen Allen in the October 31 Arizona Daily Star

Going Down Singing

Preview of Happy Days by James Reel in the February 7, 2008 Tucson Weekly

Gallagher gets ‘Happy’

Preview of Happy Days by Chuck Graham in the February 7, 2008 Tucson Citizen

Amid the bleak, a ray of hope

Preview of Happy Days by Kathleen Allen in the February 8, 2008 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



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) was 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, as Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, and as Sonnerie/Scarron in Red Noses. Patty is Associate 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, Ripe Time, 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, The Goat, Red Noses, and Six Characters in Search of an Author, 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)



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

Production Staff

     Stage Manager Katie McCarthy
    Lights Katie McCarthy
Harlan Hokin
     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: Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson   See map

Friday October 31, 2008, 7:30 pm   PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL
Saturday November 1, 2008, 7:30 pm
Sunday November 2, 2008, 2:00 pm   MATINEE



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