In Walter Asmus’ critically-acclaimed staging of three one-woman plays by Samuel Beckett, Irish actor Lisa Dwan masterfully triangulates the existential void. In Not I, a woman—reduced to a mere mouth, suspended in total darkness—seeks solace in a blisteringly paced stream of her own broken speech. In Footfalls, a tattered soul, drained of life, paces relentlessly outside her dying mother’s bedroom. And in Rockaby, a woman slowly withdraws from the world, rocked to eternal sleep in her mother’s chair. This production drew ecstatic reviews at BAM in 2014, Royal Court Theatre and in the West End.
Article: Lisa Dwan & Walter Asmus by Michael Coffey
”I am not a human being up there, true, and I am not a woman. I’m consciousness.”
Article: Actress Lisa Dwan Retires a Bruising Beckett Role (Wall Street Journal)
Article: Lisa Dwan Presents he Internationally Acclaimed Becket Trilogy: Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby (BroadwayWorld.com)
“Dwan had been performing Not I since 2005, directed by Natalie Abrahami. The Times of London said Dwan ‘turned what is commonly regarded as the hardest role an actor can tackle into a tour de force.'”
Review: Time is of the Essence in a Mesmerizing Beckett Trilogy (Boston Globe)
“‘Not I,’ ‘Footfalls,’ and ‘Rockaby’ clock in at just an hour, but after you leave the theater you may find yourself aching to repeat one or another, to catch something you are sure you missed the first time around, to keep up with the pace. And isn’t that exactly Beckett’s point about the way we approach our lives?”
Article: New Press Releases: Beckett Trilogy (TheaterScene.com)
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