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13 ratings
4.7 average rating
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100 events
61 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

Dialogue was difficult to understand.

Whole idea was absurdity on stage.

Was overly repeated wording just to make the work last one hour.

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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

We had superb seats, which was good because the facial expressions were so subtle, especially those of Hayley Carmichael, whose transformation into an old woman was nothing short of miraculous. Worthy of his reputation, this director elicits...continued

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

The evening involved five short pieces by Samuel Beckett presented by three actors. If you like Beckett, this was a top-notch evening. The actors were simply brillant, and the pieces were sad/funny/profound/provoking. A wonderful theater...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“They give us Beckett distilled. And in the hands of Brook…the sharp observation of human conduct is lovingly delivered.” —The Financial Times

Description

C.I.C.T./Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris

Peter Brook’s

Fragments

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).

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.