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Brooke Adams learns the dirty truth of Beckett's 'Happy Days'
Brooke Adams learns the dirty truth of Beckett's 'Happy Days'

Brooke Adams was living proof that an actor can have a diverse, sophisticated and challenging career and not know Samuel Beckett's plays from a hole in the ground. Now, almost 60 years after making her debut as a child actor at a Michigan theater run by her father, Adams finds herself up to her neck in Beckett as the star of "Happy Days." The austere Nobel laureate's 1961 drama requires an actress to spend the better part of two hours talking almost incessantly while planted in a hole in the ground atop a godforsaken mound of dirt. Joining Adams at the Theatre@Boston Court in Pasadena is her husband, Tony Shalhoub. He's Willie, an uncommunicative husband...

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