COME & GO / CATASTROPHE (The Regal)

COME & GO / CATASTROPHE (The Regal)

Fri 26th & Sat 27th July
The Regal, Enniskillen, Fermanagh
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COME & GO; CATASTROPHE

THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
A Happy Days Festival Commission
In association with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Performing Arts Residency Program, Presents

THREE SHORT PLAYS BY SAMUEL BECKETT
(World Premiere Production)
Choreographer Mark Morris (USA)

 

This is New York choreographer Mark Morris’s first production in the work of Samuel Beckett. Experience three of Beckett’s most touching, eloquent and literally moving works in the hands of one of the greatest contemporary creative artists of our time.  Set in different Enniskillen environments, you’ll want to catch all three!

Catastrophe (1982) is a one-act play originally written in French, and then translated to English by the author. The play premiered at the Avignon Festival, and was dedicated to Czech playwright Vaclav Havel, the imprisoned leader of the Velvet Revolution and later President of Czechoslovakia. The literal meaning of catastrophe is ‘turning point.’

Come and Go is perfect in that the structure of it is like the infinity sign, and the piece, although its very brief, could be repeated infinitely … it’s very much like the other pieces that I’m presenting, Quadand Catastrophe, there’s a sort of an infinity that’s implied by the situations of all three of those pieces.”

~Mark Morris on Come and Go

Catastropheis a surprise to me in that I started working on it, reading it, it seems very clear what should happen. However people want to go politically or psychologically with the piece it’s quite clear what’s going on. But also, it’s a relationship of the big fish eating the smaller fish forever, and it’s unusual in the fact that it’s a play that is a rehearsal of a play that we never really see. There are so many levels of reflection and refraction in it that even though it’s as brief as can be, it’s a very satisfying question mark of a piece.”

~Mark Morris on Catastrophe


Come & Go and Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

 

STAGED BYMark Morris Dance Group (MMDG)

ChoreographyMark Morris

PerformersElisa Clark, Rob Besserer, Susan Weber, Teri Wekslerand Mark Morris plus 4 local musicians

Ticket Price:
£8 (Full)
£6 (Concession)

DATES & TIMES:
Friday 26th July – 5.30pm & 6pm
Saturday 27th July – 2pm & 3pm

Event Duration: 15 mins

Location:  The Regal, Enniskillen

 

***Booking is essential as capacity is limited for this event***

 

Special offer: 3 Beckett plays for £15!!!

  • Come & Go
  • Catastrophe
  • Quad

 

Catastrophe (1982) is a one-act play originally written in French, then translated into English by the author. The play was premiered at the Avignon Festival and dedicated to the Czech playwright, Vaclav Havel, the imprisoned leader of the Velvet Revolution and later President of Czechoslovakia. The literal meaning  of catastrophe is ‘turning point.’