Text – Samuel Beckett
Direction – JoAnne Akalaitis

Sets – Alexander Brodsky
Costumes – Kaye Voyce
Lighting– Jennifer Tipton
Sound – Darron L West
Video – Mirit Tal
Original Music – Philip Glass

Cast (in alphabetical order):
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Bill Camp
Karen Kandel
David Neumann

Company bios

Production history

      Philip Glass                                     JoAnne Akalaitis

seating chart

Facility address:
79 East 4th Street, located between Bowery and Second Avenue in the East Village.

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.

Performance schedule:
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

Audience discussions:
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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