On Beckett

Irish Repertory Theatre presents the New York premiere of On Beckett, conceived and performed by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin, exploring the writings of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett.

(Photos by Carol Rosegg)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
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About On Beckett:

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, Endgame, and Texts for Nothing – 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.

Conceived by Bill Irwin, exploring the writings of Samuel Beckett
Irish Repertory Theatre
Charlie Corcoran
Martha Tally
Cast list:
Bill Iriwn, with Finn O’Sullivan
On Beckett Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 26, 2018
Opening date: 
October 3, 2018
November 4, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Irish Repertory Theatre

132 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011
Nearest subway station:
23rd Street stations

Our On Beckett Review

This is the second show I have seen in as many days that is not a play. On Beckett, with the marvelous Bill Irwin, is, as the title suggests, a talk and a performance. With a bit of tweaking it could be a TED Talk. And a mighty good one.