American Conservatory Theatre will get Bill Irwin for Nothing this summer. One half of the famed Fool Moon duo, Irwin brings his adaptation of Samuel Beckett's Texts for Nothing to the San Francisco venue's Geary Theater June 14-July 15. Opening night is set for June 20. Texts for Nothing, written in the 1950s at the same time as Waiting for Godot, finds one of Beckett's familiar tramps dissecting the universe even as he negotiates a steep and slippery slope. Irwin's work takes four sections - numbers 1, 4, 9 and 13 - out of Beckett's 13 piece prose work. Texts for Nothing was first performed in Sept. Oct., 2000 at New York City's Classic Stage Company.
Irwin was last seen at ACT in Fool Moon back in 1998, although he began his performance career as a fire-eater, mime and comedian in San Francisco in the 1970's. His past Beckett experience includes playing Lucky in the Robin Williams-Steve Martin Godot at Lincoln Center.
American Conservatory Theatre's Geary Theater is located at 415 Geary Street. For reservations, call (415) 749-2250. American Conservatory Theatre is on the web at www.act-sfbay.org.