Don't miss a riveting trio of short plays by Ireland's theatrical giant and Nobel Prize winner, Samuel Beckett. Beckett Trio, Part 2 features several spellbinding classics by the architect of the absurd. His brazen form of black comedy soars as we explore his themes of resistance with D.C.'s top actors. In Ohio Impromptu, we savor the poetic retelling of a lost love and a dream of death by the elusive Mr. Warrilow. In Come and Go, deemed one of Beckett's most perfect plays, three childhood friends reveal long-buried secrets. The program culminates with Catastrophe, in which a director and his assistant battle for who will direct a lone actor.
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DCTheatreScene - Somewhat Recommended
"...If we consider Beckett’s plays as a continuum with Endgame being his most accessible and The Lost Ones (the play involving tiny plastic men attempting to escape a pit) at about the midpoint, the three plays which McNamara selected for this production are toward the darker extreme. The requirement of the production — and, ultimately, the director — is to make them clearer and more accessible. Scena did so beautifully with its first Beckett trilogy. Sadly, it has not been as successful here."
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