Westport artistic director Mark Lamos directs Beckett's play that will run through July 24. Wetherall, who made his Broadway debut in the title role of The Elephant Man, appears as Willie, opposite Ivey (Butley, Heartbreak House) as the chattering Winnie.
The black, existential comedy centers on Winnie, buried above her waist in a mound of blasted ground in a barren, sunburnt landscape. With only a mysterious bell to measure the passing of time, Winnie talks away (occasionally to her wandering husband) as she rifles through the items in her purse and muses on life.
Happy Days has scenic and costume design by John Arnone, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge and sound design by John Gromada.
Wetherall appeared Off-Broadway in The Glass Cage, Pride's Crossing, Henry VI and Tamara. His screen roles include "Queer as Folk," "Spider-Man 2" and "Guiding Light."
Dana Ivey earned Tony nominations for her performances in Butley, Heartbreak House, Sunday in the Park with George, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and The Rivals and won Drama Desk Awards for The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Sex and Longing. She appeared in the original Off-Broadway staging of Driving Miss Daisy and in The Savannah Disputation at Playwrights Horizons last season.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You