Samuel Beckett's Fragments at the Kennedy Center, Directed by Peter Brook
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Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls) heads up an exciting new re-imagining of the 1997 Tony-nominated musical Side Show, inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. The show follows the two sisters -- who're literally joined at the hip -- on their meteoric rise to fame during the 1930s and beyond, tracing their personal and professional lives from circus sideshow freaks to vaudeville headliners, as well as their lifelong search for independence and love. From Henry Krieger, the composer of Dreamgirls, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell, this well-reviewed revival was developed by the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse and features the songs "I Will Never Leave You," "Who Will Love Me As I Am?" and "Come Look at the Freaks," along with the addition of some new characters and tunes. Learn More
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“They give us Beckett distilled. And in the hands of Brook…the sharp observation of human conduct is lovingly delivered.” —The Financial Times
C.I.C.T./Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Peter Brook
Co-directed by Marie-Hélène Estienne
Revered director Peter Brook, returning to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 1973, brings together five short works by playwright Samuel Beckett for his theater collection, Fragments. Brook’s pared-down style is the perfect complement to Beckett’s lean examinations of the absurdity of life. The works, Rough for Theatre I, Rockaby, Act Without Words II, Neither, and Come and Go, combine “cruelty, laughter, and unexpected tenderness” (The Daily Telegraph).
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