Presented by the Center for Studies in Beckett and Contemporary Theatre Practice in collaboration with the Bas Bleu Theatre Company. Directed by Laura Jones
Happy Days – October 22, 23, 24, 25, 7:30 p.m., October 26, 2:30 p.m.
Location: Bas Bleu Theatre Company, 401 Pine Street
Rough for Theatre II and Play – October 29, 31, 7:30, October 31, 10:30 p.m.
A Piece of Monologue and Ill Seen Ill Said – October 30, November 1, 7:30 p.m., November 2, 2:30 p.m.
Location: Studio Theatre, UCA
Within the Beckett Project, Dr. Laura Jones and her theatre colleagues at CSU and Bas Bleu Theatre Company use selected works by Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett to conduct creative research trials on the emotive affect of the juxtaposition of light and dark onstage. Dr. Jones pairs Rough for Theatre II with Play and A Piece of Monologue with her own adaptation of Ill Seen Ill Said. Plus, Wendy Ishii, Bas Bleu’s artistic director, will be reprising her signature role as Winnie in the internationally critically-acclaimed CSU/Bas Bleu collaboration Happy Days – quintessentially Beckett – frightening yet absurdly funny. To complete the project, audiences share their own reactions and reflections through blogs, post-show talk-backs, and panel discussions.