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One belated HAPPY DAYS blog, or, Jon laughs at a naughty word

  The latest and in a fascinating series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Thursday August 13, 2009 Last night: first preview. … Continue reading

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Brutal beauty and genuine, pure theater. (Or, hey, look, it’s a picture of the set!!)

  The latest and in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday, August 8, 2009   Well, what do you … Continue reading

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First day of tech

Another in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday August 7, 2009 Today we start technical rehearsals, going up to … Continue reading

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We do this a lot in the theater—calm ourselves down.

The latest in an exciting series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Wednesday August 5, 2009 Today we braved a stumble-through. For … Continue reading

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Finding how to play the darkness lightly.

Another in the ongoing series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Saturday July 25, 2009 So I was on my way to … Continue reading

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The heart onstage.

The latest in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone.July 24, 2009—it’s so beautiful, so sad, so oddly heartening. The theater … Continue reading

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Full of disappointed wishes and dreams, but enduring nonetheless.

The latest in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Wednesday July 22, 2009 Yesterday we had an unexpected day off … Continue reading

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Learning How to Learn the Play, or”It’s pretty funny, watching a woman brush her teeth in a pile of earth.”

What follows is the second in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Sunday, July 19, 2009 So, as planned, Marsha … Continue reading

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Jonathan Moscone’s first HAPPY DAYS blog.

What follows is the first of what we hope to be a series of many dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Heavy Stuff, Played Lightly

Earlier this week we had the first-day-of-rehearsals “meet and greet” for the third show of the season, Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days. The production, starring four-time Best Actress Oscar nominee and renowned theater actress Marsha Mason (pictured at left) opposite Cal … Continue reading

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