Season 07 08
By David Hare
Directed by Joel Greenberg
February 29 – March 29, 2008
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
Beginning in the first days of the Bush administration and following its march to war, Stuff Happens is a dramatic speculation, authenticated from multiple real-life sources, on the behind-closed-doors proceedings that have shaped recent world events. Renowned playwright David Hare blends documented public-record information and theatrical invention to create a riveting drama that centres on still-living history.
Stuff Happens premiered in September 2004 at the National Theatre in London, England. New York’s Public Theater production ran from March through June 2006, and received a Drama Desk Award for best ensemble, as well as nominations for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Director of a Play.
Presented by Studio 180, Stuff Happens played to tremendous critical acclaim and sold-out houses. In their year-end highlights, seven prominent writers from the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine and National Post listed Stuff Happens among the top theatre productions of 2008.