Festival founder and Artistic Director Sean Doran said,
I heard from Winona last night that she had just lost a dear friend and would not now be able to come to the festival taking place next week in Enniskillen. She was very apologetic and saddened at not being able to come as planned as she had been very much looking forward to taking part in the festival. She told me she hopes to come next year instead. It is of course a great shame that Winona will not be joining us this year and all our thoughts are with her at this very sad time”.
Winona Ryder was to have made two public appearances at the festival as part of The Tellers and The Tales programme, to read two Becket short prose and a poem.
Robert Wilson’s video portrait of the actress posing as Winnie in Beckett’s play Happy Days will still be on show at the Higher Bridges Gallery in The Clinton Centre as part of the Festival’s Visual Arts programme.
The 2013 Happy Days Festival has over 140 artists from Australia, Italy, France, Finland, Portugal, America, Japan and 120+ events over 5 days aboard boats, within churches, castles and a police station, and down through tunnels and caves.
Those who have already bought tickets to see Winona Ryder on stage at the festival are invited to contact the Box Office to receive a full refund on 028 6632 5000.
As we announced before, last July 31 aired the episode Winona guest starred on ‘Drunk Story’. You can find now the video and screen captures up:
Winona attended last night in New York the The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit and I have a few pictures up. Check it:
I have up in the gallery the pictures Winona took to Citizen K spread:
Winona attended last week the premiere party for Comedy Central’s Drunk Story held on The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Check the HQ pictures in the gallery:
Last year Winona attended the Loomstate 321 Earthday Celebration and I had a hard time finding pictures of it. We had some tagged images up, but my friend Jennifer sent me some great HQ pictures to replace. Check it: