C.I.C.T./Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
April 14–17, 2011
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
The Kennedy Center extends a special offer of $25 tickets.
Legendary theater director Peter Brook stages a quintet of works by preeminent Irish playwright, dramatist, and poet Samuel Beckett in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from April 14 to 17. Fragments presents five short sketches/texts by the illustrious Irish writer, including Rough for Theater I, Rockaby, Act Without Words II, Neither, and Come and Go. The production combines "cruelty, laughter, and unexpected tenderness" (The Daily Telegraph).
Peter Brook is a pioneer of the world of theater, and witness to some of the most important artistic developments in the last century. He has directed and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Titus Andronicus, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Antony and Cleopatra. In 1974, he founded the Bouffes du Nord Theatre in Paris where he continued his journey of artistic innovation and became dedicated to engaging a broader audience in the appreciation and discovery of theater. Amongst his landmark works are the nine-hour stage adaptation of the epic Indian poem Mahabharata, “the story of mankind;” the film version of Lord of the Flies; and the stage version of Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, an apartheid-era classic.
The Kennedy Center would like to extend a special offer for $25 orchestra tickets (regularly priced $60–$70). To take advantage of this offer online, click on the following link: PURCHASE YOUR SPECIALLY PRICED TICKETS ONLINE
If purchasing by phone or in person at the Kennedy Center Box Office, mention code “59254” to receive your discount.
To learn more please visit fragmentsdc.com, a special Kennedy Center website devoted to Fragments.
“In this production, he (Brook) has mined the seams of Beckett and found pure gold tinged with true comedy.”
(The Irish Independent)
“This is Beckett as it should be done, even if it’s not always Beckett as Beckett said it should be done.”
(The Sunday Times)
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