Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group

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"On Beckett" opened at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre on Wednesday, September 18 at 8 p.m. Conceived and performed by Bill Irwin. See photos from opening night below!

The creative team features scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, costume consultant Martha Hally, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb and sound design by M. Florian Staab. The production stage manager is Lora K. Powell.

The role of the Boy is performed in rotating repertory by Carl Barber and Benjamin Taylor.

Bill Irwin is haunted by the work of Samuel Beckett - language he learned over years as a performer and now finds himself considering and reconsidering. In this intimate 90-minute engaging, funny and illuminating evening, Irwin explores his own personal "actor's relationship" to the Nobel Prize-winning Irish writer, mining the physical and verbal talents acquired from his years as a master clown and Tony Award-winning actor. Irwin's approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett's work - including "Waiting for Godot" and "Texts for Nothing" - offers the opportunity to experience Beckett's language through the lens of a uniquely skilled performer.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Aubrey Plaza

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Peter MacNicol

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Paula Poundstone

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Martha Plimpton

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Lily Rabe

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Bill Irwin

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Bill Irwin

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Irish Repertory Theatre co-founder Charlotte Moore and Bill Irwin

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
From left, Irish Repertory Theatre co-founder Charlotte Moore and Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Lindsay Allbaugh

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Lora K. Powell, creator/performer Bill Irwin and Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Lindsay Allbaugh

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Lindsay Allbaugh and creator/performer Bill Irwin

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman, creator/performer Bill Irwin and Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group
Bill Irwin and actor Aubrey Plaza

Photo Flash: Bill Irwin's ON BECKETT Opens At Center Theatre Group



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