– Samuel Beckett
Direction – JoAnne Akalaitis
– Alexander Brodsky
Costumes – Kaye Voyce
Lighting– Jennifer Tipton
– Darron L West
Video – Mirit Tal
Original Music – Philip Glass
(in alphabetical order):
79 East 4th Street, located between Bowery and Second Avenue in the
Single tickets, $75.00 each.
CheapTix Sundays, $20.00 (all tickets for all Sunday evening performances
at 7:00pm; tickets are available in advance and must be purchased in
person, with cash only at the NYTW box office).
Student tickets, $20.00 (tickets are available in advance and must be
purchased in person with valid student ID at the NYTW box office. Limit
one ticket per ID).
Fearlessly imaginative, five-time OBIE award winning director JoAnne Akalaitis joins with Mikhail Baryshnikov and composer Philip Glass to bring four of Samuel Beckett's one-act plays - Act Without Words I, Act Without Words II, Eh Joe, and Rough For Theatre I - to NYTW as Beckett Shorts. After a successful workshop this past spring, Akalaitis invited Bill Camp (currently Alceste in The Misanthrope at NYTW), Karen Kandel, and David Neumann to work with her and Baryshnikov on these funny and fiercely physical plays..
First preview, Wednesday, December 5, 2007; opening night, Sunday, December
16, 2007; final performance, Sunday, January 20, 2008.
Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3:00pm
and 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.
No 3:00pm performance on Saturday, December 8
No 2:00pm performance on Sunday, December 9
Opening night, Sunday, December 16, 2007, 6:30
No performance Tuesday, December 25
Added performance 3:00pm on Wednesday, December 26
Added performance 3:00pm on Monday, December 31
No performance Tuesday, January 1
Tuesday, December 11 Click
to hear a selected recording
Tuesday, December 18 Click
to hear a selected recording
Wednesday, January 2
Running time: 70 minutes, with no intermission
About the artists:
JoAnne Akalaitis (Director). Theatre director and writer
JoAnne Akalaitis is the winner of five Obie Awards for direction (and
sustained achievement) and founder of the critically acclaimed Mabou
Mines in New York. She has staged works by Euripides, Shakespeare, Strindberg,
Schiller, Beckett, Genet, Williams, Philip Glass, Janacek, and her own
work at Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City Opera, Goodman Theatre,
Mark Taper Forum, American Repertory Theatre, Court Theatre, Opera Theatre
of Saint Louis, and The Guthrie Theater. She is the former artistic
director of the New York Shakespeare Festival and was artist in residence
at the Court Theatre. Ms. Akalaitis was the Andrew Mellon Co-chair of
the Directing Program at Juilliard School, and is currently the Wallace
Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver Flint Professor of Theater at Bard
College. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment
for the Arts grants, Edwin Booth Award, Rosamund Gilder Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Theatre, and Pew Charitable Trusts National Theatre Artist
Residency Program grant.
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