Tony winner Bill Irwin will bring his new show On Beckett to the Irish Repertory Theatre Off-Broadway this fall, marking the two-hander's Off-Broadway premiere. Finn O’Sullivan will perform alongside Irwin in the show, inspired by the writings of celebrated playwright Samuel Beckett.
Conceived by Irwin, On Beckett will begin performances September 26 ahead of an October 3 opening on Irish Rep's mainstage. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through November 4.
In On Beckett, Irwin draws on his experience as a clown and actor to explore a performer’s relationship to Beckett, referencing such well-known works as Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and Texts for Nothing.
On Beckett was originally developed at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco in consultation with Artistic Director Carey Perloff and produced at the Strand Theater in January 2017. The piece was also workshopped at the Vineyard Theatre and the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public July 31 at 1 PM and will be available through Irish Rep’s box office at IrishRep.org or (212) 727-2737.