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A.C.T. Presents

On Beckett

Conceived and Performed by Bill Irwin
An Irish Repertory Theatre Production

Produced by Octopus Theatricals

Oct 19–23, 2022


On Beckett

Oct 19–23, 2022

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“A better guide to playing Beckett would be hard to find. And when it comes to the clowning elements, a masterclass is in session”

Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

A.C.T. favorite Bill Irwin can’t escape Samuel Beckett. He has spent a lifetime captivated by the Irish writer’s language. In this intimate 90-minute evening, Irwin will explore a performer’s relationship to Beckett, mining the physical and verbal skills acquired in his years as a master clown and Tony Award–winning actor. Irwin’s approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett’s work—including Waiting for Godot, Texts for Nothing, and more—will allow audiences to experience the language in compelling new ways. Whether you’re encountering the Nobel Prize winner’s writing for the first time, or building on a body of Beckett knowledge, this dynamic showcase is not to be missed. 

All titles, schedules, and artists are subject to change. No refunds. Tickets are for personal use and not for resale.