One night only - the world premiere of Ellis Jacobson's new comedy solo, Adapted From Samuel Beckett.
According to Jacobson, who also performs this short play, “On one level the piece is intended as a hilarious spoof on Samuel Beckett, but ultimately it is about art, society, and life itself.”
Jacobson, a Goddard alumnus (BA RUP '75), has been creating comedy theater for decades and is well known for his innovative productions. Some may also know of his unusual sculpted masks which have received international acclaim. Others will be familiar with his Artpath Gallery which operated for several years on the Burlington waterfront. He has toured and performed internationally, as well as directed fully-staged puppet opera with award winning soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera.
Samuel Beckett, perhaps best known for Waiting for Godot, is an icon of Theater of the Absurd and is considered by many to be the epitome of the postmodern artist. Jacobson was intrigued by the playwright's ostensible love-hate relationship with his audience and was interested in creating a parody partly because Beckett understood the true depth of humor and was able to make meaningfulness emerge from the absurd. Beckett once said, “Birth was the death of him.”
Don't miss this opportunity to see Ellis Jacobson's unique style of comedy theater on the Haybarn stage for this one-night-only premiere solo performance. The evening will open with the original music of composer and Goddard alumnus Fred Wilber (BA RUP '73) who has previously scored shows by Jacobson.
Due to mature content this show is recommended for adult audiences.