HOW IT IS (PART 2) BY SAMUEL BECKETT
The Everyman, Cork
7.30pm, Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th September
(Previews Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th)
A stage rendition of Beckett’s novel by Gare St Lazare
Promo video HERE
See the world premiere stage rendition of Beckett’s novel by Gare St Lazare Ireland, from Tuesday, September 3rd, to Saturday, September 7th, at 7.30pm (previews Tuesday, 3rd and Wednesday, 4th) at The Everyman Theatre, Cork.
A man lies in the mud, in the dark. He repeats his life as he hears it, uttered by a voice, telling how it was. Meanwhile memories surface, perhaps of life above in the light. Samuel Beckett’s 1963 novel How It Is continues to delight readers and confound scholars.
Gare St Lazare Ireland is an Irish theatre company with an international reputation for excellence, especially when it comes to the work of Samuel Beckett. For over 20 years, joint artistic directors Judy Hegarty Lovett and Conor Lovett have embarked on an exploration of Beckett’s work, paying particular attention to the work that was not written for the stage.
“Beckett is one of those artists who come along rarely and change everything. Like Beethoven, Picasso and Bob Dylan. Artists with such great skill, singular vision and unswerving commitment that they change the way we see the world.”
Conor Lovett, Gare St Lazare Ireland
With her 2018 staging of How It Is (Part 1), director and designer, Judy Hegarty Lovett, constantly surprised expectations, inviting audience, actors, and collaborators to let Beckett’s remarkable language be their guide.
With How It Is (Part 2) she, and fellow founding artistic director, Conor Lovett, continue their collaboration with actor Stephen Dillane, and composer Mel Mercier – this time leading the Irish Gamelan Orchestra – and they will be joined by lighting designer, Stephen Dodd, and world-renowned tenor, Mark Padmore.
Gare St Lazare Ireland, ‘the unparalleled Beckett champions’ (New York Times) continue to illuminate Beckett’s writing, giving us new ways to access the work of Ireland’s literary master in a production that continues to put Cork’s Everyman Theatre auditorium centre-stage.
How it is Part 2 is a co-production with The Cornet Theatre (London) in association with The Everyman Theatre, Cork.
Whether you love Beckett’s work already, haven’t made up your mind, or have never seen any, this is the company whose own unswerving commitment has opened the writer’s work up to audiences around the world, and to whom both artists and audiences turn.
See the world premiere stage rendition of How It Is (Part 2) at The Everyman, Cork, Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th September, 7.30pm, (previews Tuesday and Wednesday).
Tickets €22, concession €18, and students/previews €15 are on sale now from The Everyman Box Office, phone 021 4501 673, or online at everymancork.com
Tickets on sale HERE