The Royal Court Theatre and Mighty Mouth in association with Cusack Projects Limited
October 7-11 at 7:30 pm October 12 at 3 pm
At BAM Harvey Theater,
651 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Written by Samuel Beckett
Performed by Lisa Dwan
Directed by Walter Asmus
Set Design by Alex Eales
Lighting Design by James Farncombe
Music by Tom Smail
Sound Design by David McSeveney
“The astonishing actress Lisa Dwan…doesn’t just uncover layers; she digs all the way to the void beneath them.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times
In this staging of three one-woman plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by the playwright’s longtime friend Walter Asmus, the obsessive rhythms of abject existence—rambling, pacing, and rocking—are laid bare. Irish actor Lisa Dwan, who drew ecstatic reviews for her performances at the Royal Court Theatre and in the West End, masterfully triangulates the existential void. In Not I, a woman-reduced to a mere mouth, suspended in total darkness-seeks solace in a blisteringly paced stream of her own broken speech. In Footfalls, a tattered soul, drained of life, paces relentlessly outside her dying mother’s bedroom. And in Rockaby, a woman slowly withdraws from the world, rocked to eternal sleep in her mother’s chair.
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