Michael Gambon and Eileen Atkins to Star in ALL THAT FALL at 59E59 Theaters; Full Cast Announced!
59E59 Theaters has announced that, following two highly successful, sold out runs in London at the Jermyn Street and Arts Theatres, Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett's radio play ALL THAT FALL, starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon, arrives in November for a strictly limited engagement. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd and Jermyn Street Theatre in association with Gene David Kirk, ALL THAT FALL begins performances on Tuesday, November 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 8. Press opening is Tuesday, November 12 at 7 PM.
The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday - Saturday 8 PM; with matinee performances on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM; and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Please note, there is no performance on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
Specially commissioned by the BBC as a radio play, ALL THAT FALL was first broadcast in 1957. Set in rural Ireland, the play follows Mrs. Rooney, struggling under her aged, rheumatic, large frame, on her way to meet her blind and ill-tempered husband off the train. Along the way, she encounters Christy with his dung cart, old Tyler on his bicycle, Mr. Slocum, a racecourse clerk, and Miss Fitt, a pious spinster. At once chilling and compassionate, intimate and expansive, ALL THAT FALL offers an inimitably idiosyncratic and at times hilarious perspective on loss, grief and old age.
Trevor Nunn's production of Beckett's ALL THAT FALL originally ran at Jermyn Street Theatre in London from October 9 to November 3, 2012. (Michael Billington, writing in The Guardian, called it "Beckett at his most beguiling" in his 5-star review.) It then transferred to the Arts Theatre, presented by Richard Darbourne, Thelma Holt and Gene David Kirk, from November 6 - November 24, 2012.
Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon will be joined in the Off Broadway production by Ruairi Conaghan, Frank Grimes, Trevor Cooper, Billy Carter, James Hayes, and Catherine Cusack.
The design team includes production design by Cherry Truluck, lighting design by Phil Hewitt, and sound design by Paul Groothuis. The associate director is Anthony Biggs. The production stage manager is Jess Johnson.