Pauline McLynn's comic timing works its magic in Happy Days at the Crucible, finds Clare Brennan. Dianne Wiest stars in “ Happy Days ”at the Polonsky Shakespeare Over Broadway,” Ms. Wiest earned admiring reviews when she undertook. Beckett's Happy Days, with its progressively entombed heroine, would seem to be trapped in its own fixed image. Yet what is extraordinary is. No one even passes the mound anymore, leaving Winnie with only her decrepit husband for companionship. Don't see it if You like traditional plays with story and movement. Like all Winnies, she has her domestic rituals to get her through the day. It had it all; humor, heart and of course, the Fonz, played perfectly during the show's 10 year run by Henry Winkler. Your comments are currently being pre-moderated why? Buy it at Amazon More at IMDb Pro Update Data. Would-be motorcycle tough guy punk Henry Winkler aka Fonzie stole the show from minute one and he was the main reason why the show survived so long. He blogs at http: Debfearn from Derbyshire, England 4 December Don't see it if The image was memorable but despite good acting, it dragged a bit and wasn't all that deep. See it if you like to compare versions of a classic texts or if you are a big fan of Diane Wiest. Wiest is at her finest and least sentimental, as Winnie still attempts to distract herself from doom. The Guardian back to top. Wiest tends to slip notes of piteousness into her delivery that border on the sentimental Also I expected Wiest to be extraordinary, and she was in the second act. Friday 20 February May 22nd, See it if you love Dianne Wiest and you want to spend time researching Beckett and what he's trying to say.