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Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby

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US Premiere
Oct 7—Oct 12, 2014
RUN TIME: 55min
October 2014
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Tuesday October 07, 2014
Performances no longer available.

By Samuel Beckett
A Royal Court Theatre and Lisa Dwan Production 
In association with Cusack Projects Limited
Directed by Walter Asmus

“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[1], 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[2] 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.

Set design by Alex Eales
Lighting design by James Farncombe
Music by Tom Smail
Sound design by David McSeveney

Presented in association with Irish Arts Center

Standby Tickets 

A limited number of on-stage cushioned seats are available for the remaining performances of Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby.

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis before the show at the BAM Harvey Theater box office and by contacting Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 (Mon—Fri: 10am—6pm; Sat,: 12—6pm; and performance Sundays: 12—4pm).

Tickets are $45 ($10 for student rush).

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