Friday, December 17, 2010

Upcoming: A Beckett Cabaret,Salvage Vanguard Theatre, January 19 - 30

Fourthworld Theatre Projects presents its first Austin-grown productionA Beckett Cabaret Fourthworld Theatre Productions


Catastrophe, Krapp's Last Tape, and Ohio Impromptu by Samuel Beckett

with Rick Roemer, Kinsey Keck, Matthew A. Harper, and Sam Allen on bass; directed by Jared J. Stein; designed by Desiderio Roybal; produced by Fourthworld Theatre Projects and Edward Coles; associate producer & assistant director, Becca Plunkett.

At the Salvage Vanguard Theatre (2803 Manor Road, 78722) as part of FronteraFest: Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00 PM; Saturday, January 22nd at 3:15 PM; Tuesday, January 25th at 9:15 PM; Sunday, January 30th at 1:00 PM.

Reservations can be made online at or by calling 512-479-PLAY. All tickets are $14.

The production stars Rick Roemer (Austin acting credits include Amadeus, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Exits and Entrances, and A Man of No Importance) and is directed by Jared J. Stein (local credits include Lysistrata, Buried Child, and The Man Who Came to Dinner at Southwestern University). The piece will be presented as part of FronteraFest's Long Fringe (produced by Hyde Park Theatre in association with Austin Script Works) at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, starting January 19, 2011.

A SAMUEL BECKETT CABARET celebrates absurdity and rejects regret. Or rejects absurdity. Or celebrates regret, or even regretting regret. But most certainly it lambasts the triviality of the differences. Krapp's Last Tape, perhaps one of Beckett’s most accessible plays, is sandwiched between two of his most perplexing shorts, Catastrophe and Ohio Impromptu. A regrettable experience for the entire family!

Fourthworld Theatre Projects has been partnering with organizations throughout the world since 2004 in order to create work for the stage that transcends cultural boundaries. Fourthworld's international collaborations have resulted in pieces performed and further developed throughout North America and Europe (e.g. in the United States: La Mama E.T.C., the Chocolate Factory Theater, Lark Play Development Center, Mixed Blood Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, InterAct Theatre, The Playwrights Center, and numerous universities). Amongst its intensive workshop projects is the annual Rhodopi International Theatre Laboratory in Smolyan, Bulgaria, which, since 2005, has allowed theatre artists, scholars, and students from six continents to work together each summer in the mythological birthplace of Orpheus, Eurydice, and the cult of Dionysus ( In 2010, the company decided to make Austin its new United States base.

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