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The New York Times hails A MInd-Bending Evening of Beckett as
"well suited to our over-scheduled present, helping us cope with our own despair if not surmount it
.

The Irish Repertory Theatre

in association with Active Driveway presents
A Mind-Bending
Evening of Beckett

Featuring: Act Without Words, Play & Breath

by Samuel Beckett
directed by Bob Flanagan

October 16th- December 1st, 2013
Special performances November 19th & 26th

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A Mind-Bending Evening of Beckett explores the landscape of the human condition- a view of the world painted as only Mr. Beckett can. Bob Flanagan, who brought magic to the Irish Rep's production of The Emperor Jones with his spell-binding puppetry, guides these brief masterpieces into an evening of theater unlike any you have experienced.
In absurdist, minimal style Beckett explores the frustrating trials and tribulations of Everyman stranded on a desert island in Act Without Words -- a mime, presented here with Bunraku style puppetry. Breath, perhaps the world's shortest play, is a thought provoking statement on human life itself, followed by Play, a study in how our choices in life bind us together forever as we visit three people who are trapped and isolated, due to an unexceptional affair. 


Performance Schedule:
Wed at 3pm & 8pm
| Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm
Special performance Tuesday, November 26th at 7pm
No performance Thanksgiving Day

Approx. Running Time: 1 hour, one intermission

What the Critics are Saying:

"so good that its intensity eclipses some of [Beckett's] more famous work"- The New Yorker

"Must-see... breathtaking." -TheaterMania

"Never have I seen a theater audience more engaged... gripping" -Irish Echo

"It's a golden opportunity for Beckett fans." -Lighting & Sound America

"the slightest moment telegraphs the utmost meaning and depth." -Stage Buddy

"will not disappoint fans of the playwright, or those willing to explore the territory of the human condition as seen through the lens of the absurd." -TheaterPizzazz

Cast:

 Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris
 Woman 2
 Rachel Pickup  Woman 1
 Paul Radki  Man
 Rebecca Leigh Silverman  Puppeteer
   
Artistic Team:  
Direction Bob Flanagan
Set Design N. Joseph DeTullio
Costumes, Hair & Makeup Andrea Lauer
Lighting Design Michael Gottlieb
Music & Sound Design Ryan Rumery
Puppet Design
Den Design Studio
Prop Deigner Jamie Bressler
Production Stage Manager Elis C. Arroyo

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