ON BECKETT Adds Two Performances at Irish Rep

ON BECKETT Adds Two Performances at Irish Rep

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced two additional performances to the sold-out run of On Beckett, conceived and performed by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). On Beckett, which explores the writings of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot, Endgame), began performances on September 26, 2018 at Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and opened on October 3 for a run through November 4, 2018. The additional performances will be Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm and Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm.

Bill Irwin can't escape Samuel Beckett. He has spent a lifetime captivated by the Irish writer's language. In this intimate 90-minute evening, Irwin will explore a performer's relationship to Beckett, mining the physical and verbal skills acquired in 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 andTexts for Nothing - will allow audiences to experience the language in compelling new ways. Whether you're encountering the Nobel Prize winner's writing for the first time, or building on a body of Beckett knowledge, this dynamic showcase is not to be missed.

The cast of On Beckett includes Irwin and, in his Irish Rep debut, Finn O'Sullivan.

The creative team for On Beckett includes set designer Charlie Corcoran (The Seafarer), costume consultant Martha Tally (The Seafarer), lighting designer Michael Gottlieb (Woman and Scarecrow) and sound designer M. Florian Staab (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever).

Tickets to On Beckett range from $50-$70 and are available now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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