A happy birthday (based on the ideas of Grey Gardens) naar de ideëen van Grey Gardens
© Koen Broos

A Happy Birthday is a play based on the documentary Grey Gardens from 1976 by Albert and David Maysles. The film zooms in on the daily life of two excentric aristocratic women living in a decrepit mansion with twenty-eight rooms on 3rd West Avenue in the prosperous Georgica Pond neighborhood, East Hampton, New York. They lived ‘stylishly’ in filthy circumstances and near total isolation.

After the documentary Grey Gardens
Adaptation Paul Mennes
Directed by Peter Van den Eede
With Sien Eggers, Jan Decorte, Sigrid Vinks and Nico Sturm
Set design Matthias de Koning
Lighting and sound Bram De Vreese
Production de KOE
With the support of the Flemish authorities