Friday, September 14, 2012
Classic Stage Company (map)
136 E. 13 St.
New York, New York 10003
SOUNDING BECKETT (http://soundingbeckett.com/) -- a singular evening of theater and music that pairs three plays by Samuel Beckett from his "ghost period" with new works by contemporary composers written expressly in response to those plays -- will be presented September 14-23 at the Classical Stage Company (136 E. 13 St.) in Manhattan.
This world-premiere production is directed by the award-winning theatre director Joy Zinoman, Founding Artistic Director of The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. The music will be performed live by Cygnus Ensemble, William Anderson, Music Director.
Comprised of Beckett's one-act plays "Footfalls," "Ohio Impromptu" and "Catastrophe" -- written from 1975 to 1982 in the twilight of the playwright's career -- SOUNDING BECKETT features a cast that includes the award-winning actors Phillip Goodwin, Ted van Griethuysen and Holly Twyford, along with the voice of the Tony-nominated and Drama Desk and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant.