Beckett’s Women with Wendy Ishii: Moments from the Plays of Samuel Beckett* and Eh Joe, Beckett’s first play for television
Presented by the Center for Studies in Beckett and Performance at CSU and Bas Bleu Theatre
Beckett’s Women: Some of the most memorable moments in the remarkable stage universe of Samuel Beckett are provided by the voices of his women, characters that seem earthly and recognizable, yet also inhabit strange and spectral places of torment. Devised and directed by CSU’s Eric Prince, Beckett’s Women aspires to gently open doors and windows into an austere and imaginative universe.
*Beckett’s Women has been devised at the invitation of the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival (Jul. 23-Aug. 3), with the approval of Edward Beckett and the Estate of Samuel Beckett.
Eh Joe: Originally broadcast in 1966 by BBC Television and rarely seen today, the play remains one of Beckett’s truly distinctive dramas, chilling, poetic, and spellbinding. This re-visioning of that original broadcast features CSU’s Eric Prince and Wendy Ishii, with design by CSU’s Price Johnston, in a new visual and aural interpretation that remains true to Beckett’s own singular vision.
The Center for Studies in Beckett and Performance encourages interdisciplinary partnerships, artistic collaborations and performance opportunities, and actively works to sustain visibility and recognition of Beckett’s works, both as significant art and as living contemporary performance. Since 2002 there have been more than twenty performance projects, productions, or research outcomes.