Three Beckett Plays at Nenagh Arts Centre


Nenagh Arts Centre presents three short Samuel Beckett plays performed by the Godot Theatre Company of London on next Monday.

With humour, cruelty and deception as the common themes, the plays ‘Rough For Theatre One’, ‘Play’ and ‘Not I’ are unique in the vitality, originality and their essential shock value. Humour is an important element of a Beckett play as characters are forced to consider the ridiculousness of their surroundings and their own roles.

In ‘Play’ for instance, three characters, two women and a man, form a disjointed chorus from their face-forward positions in three large urns. Their speech reveals them to be British and of a class accustomed to having servants. A spotlight targets each speaker in turn (though sometimes all at once) as they together relate and repeat the story of their love triangle.

The longest of the three works ‘Play’ is forty minutes long, with the others twenty minutes a piece. Always humourous, always challenging, this performance is a great opportunity for a Nenagh audience to see the work of one of the masters of the craft, performed by a widely respected interpreter of his work – The Godot Theatre.

Admission is €15 with the performance taking place at 8p.m. next Monday 21st February in the Arts Centre, Town Hall, Banba Square. Tickets are available from the Centre in advance.
Phone 067 34900

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