Double-Barrelled Beckett

Waiting For Godot (photo by Michael Zirkle)

(photo by Michael Zirkle)

While Proctors in Schenectady is caught up in the opening weekend of the Broadway blockbuster, “The Lion King,” the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams is offering something considerably more intimate with a Samuel Beckett mini-fest this weekend.

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At 3pm on Sunday, MCLA’s Gallery 51 will be screening the film version of director Chris McElreon’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Beckett’s classic “Waiting for Godot,” which sets the timeless tragi-comedy in the Ninth Ward of post-Katrina New Orleans.

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion “Art as a Catalyst for Change,” featuring director McElreon and “Waiting for Godot” actor J. Kyle Manzay and members of the MCLA theater faculty and Berkshire Cultural Research Center.

Admission to both the film screening and the panel discussion is free.

And at 7:30pm on Monday, MCLA has more Beckett in store for you with a stage production of the taut one-person play, “Krapp’s Last Tape,” starring T. Ryder Smith. The play will take place at the MCLA Church Street Center in North Adams.

Tix for “Krapp’s Last Tape” are $12.

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One Response to “Double-Barrelled Beckett”

  1. michael eck says:

    Post-Katrina NOLA sounds like a perfect (and heartbreaking) setting for “Godot.”

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