Beckett Shorts: 4 dark comic plays by master of the absurd Samuel Beckett

Beckett Shorts: 4 dark comic plays by master of the absurd Samuel Beckett

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DC Arts Center (DCAC)

2438 18th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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Scena Theatre returns to the DC stage June 22–July 16 with "Beckett Shorts". Join us as we delve into the dark heart of humanity!

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There's nothing like live theatre where anything can happen. Please join us at the intimate DC Arts Center in Adam Morgan as Scena returns to the stage and its modernist roots. We proudly present Beckett Shorts: four outrageous plays, back-to-back, by the master of the absurd and Ireland's greatest playwright, Samuel Beckett. These are minimalist works—succinct in their view of humanity and replete with delicious dark humor. Each piece delves into the raw and unvarnished human condition as the characters strive to survive.

The four plays in Beckett Shorts include Act Without Words I and II, both of which are a mime of unfulfilled desire. They feature a man in a desert-like setting who sees various essential objects and tools are lowered from above. Yet, they seemingly have life of their own and retreat, constantly just out of reach. Next up is, Rough for Theatre I, which was originally a short film, and features an old blind beggar and an old crippled man in a wheelchair who form an alliance—but simply cannot get along. And, finally, Eh Joe, originally produced for television, features a paranoid and desolate man searching for answers to life throughout his apartment while hearing a haunting female voice from the past that accentuates Joe’s conflict within.

Join us for international theatre at its finest!

Directed by Scena's Artistic Director Robert McNamara

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