The Hanover College Theatre will stage “Come and Go: Three Short Plays by Samuel Beckett,” Friday-Sunday, Nov. 22-24.
Beckett, who died in 1989, was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet. Considered one of the last modernist writers, he wrote in English and French with works focusing on the human condition, often through dark humor. Many of his works were created between World War II and the 1960s. In 1969, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Hanover’s hour-long production features Beckett’s “Play,” “Come and Go,” and “Catastrophe.” The Nov. 22-23 performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Nov. 24 presentation will start at 2 p.m. All will be performed in The Other Place, located in the former Donner Lecture Hall. [TICKETS]
“Play,” written in the early 1960s, focuses on three former lovers who rehash the particulars of their broken love triangle. “Come and Go,” penned in 1965 and first staged in 1966, showcases three women who sit on a park bench and trade gossip. “Catastrophe,” written in French in 1982, portrays a director and his assistant as the duo prepares for an art show.
Jenny Schmidt, assistant professor of theatre, directs the all-student cast in “Play” and “Come and Go.” Alex Kilner, a Hanover theatre major, directs “Catastrophe” as part of his senior thesis.
Seating is limited. General admission tickets are free, however, patrons are encouraged to reserve seats online in advance. Tickets may be printed or scanned upon entry from a barcode on a mobile phone. [TICKETS]
Photo courtesy of The New York Review of Books