Stuff Happens

Season 07 08

Stuff Happens Poster

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 StarGlobe and MailNOW Magazine and National Post listed Stuff Happens among the top theatre productions of 2008.