Stuff Happens

09 10 Season

Stuff Happens Poster

By David Hare
Directed by Joel Greenberg

David Mirvish presents the Studio 180 production

November 14 – December 23, 2009

The Royal Alexandra Theatre

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 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.

The Canadian premiere, presented by Studio 180 in 2008, 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.

As part of Mirvish Productions’ 2009/10 season, Studio 180 brought together an outstanding ensemble of Canada’s most celebrated actors for an encore presentation, this time at the prestigious Royal Alexandra Theatre.