La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

66 East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p

Four Beckett Shorts

February 1 – February 10, 2013

***Due to the blizzard, tonight’s performance (Fri, Feb 8) has been cancelled.***

Pace University Showcase – Pace Performing Arts

In FOUR BECKETT SHORTS we see the whole range of Samuel Beckett’s dramatic art in four stages: from the systematic destruction of What Where, through the anonymity in eternal life of Play and the path from outer shadow to inner shadow of Rough for Theater II, to the intensely personal world of Ohio Impromptu


Directed by Grant Kretchik
“Play” confronts anonymity in eternal life. Our lustful preoccupations are buried in a monotony of syncopation and rhythmic currents that echo through the shackled characters and haunt the mortal.

Run time: 15 minutes

Ohio Impromptu

Directed by Ruis Woertendyke
Two old men, mirror images of each other, with long white hair and long black coats sit at right angles to each other in white chairs at a white rectangular table. The Reader tells a story written in past tense, about a man seeking relief after the loss of a loved one. The play is akin to Krapp’s Last Tape.

Run time: 13 minutes. 

Come and Go

A dramaticule
Directed by Annie G. Levy
Vi, Ru, Flo sit on a “narrow bench-like seat, just long enough to accommodate three figures almost touching.” The three have a shared history and a strong (if quiet) intimacy with each other. In this brief and beautiful “dramaticule,” each shares some secret terrible revelation about one of the other two — so secret that it is even kept from us, the observers.  Calling to mind the three Witches of Macbeth, Chekov’s Three Sisters in their longing,  and the ethereal three fates, the three women of COME AND GO inhabit a melancholy yet hopeful world, where the vastness of time and the foreboding future is tempered by the sweetness of nostalgia.
Run time: 10 minutes

Rough for Theatre II

Directed by Chad Chenail
When two lawyers walk in on a man about to jump from a 6th story window, they challenge just how much control an individual has over their own fate.

Run time: 25 minutes.

SHOWTIMES: Fri – Sat 10pm & Sun 5:30pm

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