Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby at BAM In Association with Irish Arts Center

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Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby

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

Tickets from $20

 

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

Not I

“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.

Running Time: 55 min

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