On Beckett with Bill Irwin
Friday, October 14 At the Modlin Center for the Arts—Richmond, VA
This fall, the ASC Engagement Team invites you to be our guest for a specially curated trip to Richmond to see On Beckett with Bill Irwin. With transportation, dinner, a special lecture, and seats arranged—we take care of the details and you enjoy the experience!
About the show
Beloved clown and Tony award-winner Bill Irwin applies his sensibility to the words of playwright Samuel Beckett. “What this evening is,” Irwin explains, “is my attempt to share with an audience the place that these writings occupy inside of me. These stretches of language have stayed in my head a long time.” In this intimate one-person show, Irwin explores a performer’s relationship to Beckett, mining his deep and broad physical and verbal skills. His approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett’s work – including Waiting for Godot, Texts for Nothing, and more – invites you to experience the language in compelling new ways.
$129 per person
Without Transportation: $99
Friday, Oct 14
- 3:00 PM: Depart Staunton on a full-size touring coach bus from the Blackfriars Playhouse (10 S. Market St, Staunton).
- 5:00 PM: Arrive at the campus of the University of Richmond in the heart of the west-end of the city.
- 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Dinner in the award winning, on-campus Heilman Dining Center. Select from a wide range of hot entree selections, salad, and dessert bars—and then dine in the private Westhampton Room.
- During Dinner: Professor Stephanie Hart of VCU will give an inside talk surrounding Bill Irwin, movement, Beckett, and clowning.
- 7:00 PM: Take a brief walk to the Alice Jepson Theater in the Modlin Center for the Arts
- 7:30 PM: Enjoy On Beckett
- 10:00 PM: Relax on the ride back over the mountain to Staunton.
Already in Richmond or the surrounding area?
We have a discounted ticket for you that includes the dinner, lecture, and show—and we’ll meet you at the University!
About our guest speaker
Stephanie “Tippi” Hart is an instructor of movement in the Department of Theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is originally from Louisiana where she received her bachelor’s and her master’s in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University. She is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in Theatre and Performance of the Americas at Arizona State University. Her work combines her backgrounds of theatre, dance, and stage combat and is rooted in embodied learning and kinesthetic storytelling. She is a director, choreographer (dance, fight, and intimacy), dancer, stage combatant, and actor. She has studied internationally with Kawa:wi Dance Theatre in Canada and the Ostrenko Brothers in Austria and was the assistant artistic director for Phoenix’s professional company CaZo Dance Theatre.