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Mar 16 – 20, 2016

 

THE BOSTON GLOBE

"Lisa Dwan’s stunning performance of three short plays by Samuel Beckett … highlights Beckett’s extraordinary approach to theatricality. Stripping away all the artifice of the stage, Beckett focuses on a range of feeling, something Dwan delivers with an intensity that is never less than mesmerizing. Dwan’s performance is unsettling and thrilling all at once. Under the precise direction of Walter Asmus, every beat, every breath, becomes fraught with Beckett’s layered meaning, fueled by our own emotions. 'Not I,' ‘Footfalls,' and ‘Rockaby' clock in at just an hour, but after you leave the theater you may find yourself aching to repeat one or another, to catch something you are sure you missed the first time around, to keep up with the pace. And isn’t that exactly Beckett’s point about the way we approach our lives?”


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EDGE MEDIA NETWORK

“Ms. Dwan's talent cannot be overstated. These performances are so incredibly intelligent and exact. Her use of vocal rhythm and inflection throughout is masterly. It is nearly impossible to imagine anyone else performing these roles."

"By all accounts, "A Beckett Trilogy" is a once in a lifetime experience.”

THE ARTERY - WBUR

"Gripping Production At The Paramount Proves Samuel Beckett Isn’t Afraid Of The Dark"

"I left feeling like I’d been tapped on the shoulder by specter."

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BOSTON GLOBE - PREVIEW

"With a single shaft of light illuminating her red lips, the Irish-born actress launches into Beckett’s fragmented narrative about one woman’s lonely, lovelorn existence. It’s an incantatory monologue delivered at breakneck speed — a disturbing deluge of words, broken phrases, shrieks, yelps, and bursts of laughter...she knows that she has Beckett to thank."


INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

“An Unforgettable Show”

“an extraordinary hour-long experience that feels more like a group hallucination or a troubling collective dream than a theatrical event."

“Lisa Dwan delivers a virtuosic performance”



ABC - AUSTRALIA

“As Irish actress Lisa Dwan’s remarkable performances of these plays demonstrate, they are theatrical works which have the qualities of sculpture or painting, three dimensional poems carved out of light and shadow.”

“paradoxically liberating”



TORONTO GUARDIAN

“This production is NOT to be missed”

“Dwan’s brilliant and oddly balletic performance.”



POST CITY TORONTO

“bold and powerful"

“It’s brilliant."

“almost hypnotic.”

“Dwan is a world-class performer.”

“This work has enough power and depth to stir the mind and haunt the soul for weeks. Go.”



NEW YORK TIMES

“deeply sobering and equally intoxicating experience”

“harrowing and beautiful production”



THE TELEGRAPH

“profound and deeply moving”

“beautiful and moving as well as chilling”

“you leave these searching plays feeling unexpectedly elated”



THE GUARDIAN

“superbly performed by Dwan”

“an uncanny experience”

SHOW INFO

  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Mainstage
  • Run Time: 60 minutes with no intermission

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  • Written by: Samuel Beckett
  • Performed by: Lisa Dwan
  • Directed by: Walter Asmus
  • Produced in association with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann
  • Originally co-produced with the Royal Court Theatre, in association with Cusack Projects Limited