Friday, May 14, 2010

Beckett at New City

Already tired of the sunshine and longing for November's gloom? New City Theater is here to help with their presentation of Samuel Beckett’s Eh Joe, their second Beckett production in two years. New City Theater is well known among the Seattle cognoscenti for their pitch perfect presentations of the darkest and most soul chilling modern theater, and Beckett has always been their guiding star. Eh Joe tells the “story” of an old man, trapped in a room, listening to voices in his head, and staring unblinkingly toward the audience. Astoundingly, it was originally written for a BBC television production. It’s paired with Landscape, another one-act play in which nothing happens, by Beckett devotee Harold Pinter. Directed by Janice Findley and starring Mary Ewald and Kevin McKeon, the plays open tonight and run Fridays and Saturdays until the end of May. Advance tickets available here.

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