Company SJ and Abbey Theatre, Ireland
In association with Dublin Theatre Festival
and Galway International Arts Festival

Laethanta Sona [Happy Days]

by Samuel Beckett
translated by Mícheal Ó Chongaile
directed by Sarah Jane Scaife

starring Bríd Ní Neactain and Raymond Keane

‘To have been always what I am – and so changed from what I was.’

Winnie, buried up to her waist in the earth, has several things that keep her going until the bell for evening sounds. She has her bag, her chatter and her words through which she attempts to communicate to her husband Willie. As long as he can potentially hear her, or see her, then she will think that ‘this has been another happy day’.

Happy Days is performed on the spectacular landscape of
Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands off the coast of County Galway. This piece will resonate for lovers of Beckett, language, the environment and the visual arts as the Irish language combines with the searing beauty of Beckett’s imagery and the island landscape.

Iniúchadh ón gcomhlacht drámaíochta Company SJ faoi stiúir Sarah Jane Scaife ar dhráma Beckett, Happy Days / Laethanta Sona. Amach díreach as broinn an t–saibhreas teanga agus aníos as creaga clochacha Inis Oirr atá ar chósta thiar na hÉireann a thagann an léiriú bíogúil seo ina gcuirfidh lucht leanúna Beckett, lucht timpeallachta, lucht na Gaeilge agus na físealaíne spéis faoi leith ann. Luíonn an Ghaeilge agus áilleacht grian scallta íomhánna Beckett go compordach teolaí i mbaclainn a chéile sa léiriú.

Performed in Irish.

Funded by: Arts Council Ireland
Supported by: Áras Éanna, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Irish Theatre Institute, Dublin City Council

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