Quintessence Theatre to Stage Beckett's HAPPY DAYS

Quintessence Theatre Group moves into the modern classic and its first summer production with Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS. Lead by Quintessence ensemble members E. Ashley Izard and Gregory Isaac, HAPPY DAYS begins previews on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, June 11 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450.

Trapped in a scorched wasteland with her detached husband, Winnie keeps despair at bay with ritual, song and her trusty lipstick. But is our buoyant, hopeful heroine in denial of her ever-diminishing world? 50 years on this powerful existential comedy of resilience - and of a woman's ability to survive against overwhelming odds - still shocks and amazes.

E. Ashely Izard returns after delighting Quintessence audiences with her unforgettable Nurse in Romeo & Juliet, and breaking hearts with her regal Gertrude in Hamlet. Gregory Isaac's celebrated turn as Doctor Faustus this spring had audience's sympathizing with the audacious hero, and his portrayal of the old lawyer Nicia in The Mandrake made audiences roar with laughter.


Quintessence Theatre Group is a professional classic theatre, dedicated to the performance and adaptation of epic works of classic literature and drama for the contemporary stage, which ignites the mind, body and soul through the power of the actor, design and spoken word.

Quintessence continues to work towards the establishment of an acting ensemble and a rotating repertory at the historic Sedgwick Theater in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. As Quintessence Theatre's home, the Sedgwick Theater, a 1928 art deco movie palace designed by William Lee, will regain its place as a jewel in Philadelphia's cultural landscape.

Quintessence Theatre Group was named Best of Philly 2015, for up-and-coming theater company.

HAPPY DAYS plays June 8 - June 26. A special PAY WHAT YOU CAN preview will be presented on Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00pm. Post-show talkbacks with the cast and director will take place on Sunday, June 19 and Thursday, June 16.

Performances take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Please check the performance schedule at www.QuintessenceTheatre.org for exact performance times and dates.

Tickets are $34 - $27 general admission, $25 for seniors (65 and over), $15 for students/youth (21 and under). To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 1.215.987.4450. For ticket information please email BoxOffice@QuintessenceTheatre.org.

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