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Rated by 60 members
Roxanne Yahner
Review from Roxanne Yahner
Red Velvet 309 events 138 reviews

The show is perfectly fine but it is directed towards those fascinated by the writing of the Irish writer Samuel Beckett, an academic pursuit that happens to also be entertaining. It certainly showcases Bill Irwin's talents as a well-trained actor!

reviewed Sep 27 2019 report as inappropriate
Stephen DeCordova
Review from Stephen DeCordova
Red Velvet 96 events 63 reviews

A wonderful show for anyone who loves literate words and/or enjoys clowns! (Knowledge of, or experience with, Beckett is not required.) Bill Irwin is a one-of-a-kind, and very entertaining, genius! Don't miss this opportunity to see him live...continued

reviewed Oct 10 2019 report as inappropriate
Linda F.
Review from Linda F.
Red Velvet 70 events 29 reviews

Loved everything about it from the theater bar to the interactive discussions and the brilliant performance. All seats are good in this house.

reviewed Sep 13 2019 report as inappropriate
Nancy
Review from Nancy
Red Velvet 104 events 21 reviews

On Beckett was superb! I can’t believe that I am in my seventh decade and have never heard of or seen the work of Bill Irwin, a gifted, brilliant actor/performer.

reviewed Oct 13 2019 report as inappropriate
Alan
Review from Alan
48 events 31 reviews

Pure genius.

reviewed Sep 15 2019 report as inappropriate
Susan Fisher
Review from Susan Fisher
39 events 27 reviews

Bill Irwin was brilliant, profound and funny. I learned a lot about Beckett and felt his work allowed me to experience Beckett in a new way. I loved the way Irwin used his body and his voice to give a full performance. Brilliant clowning!!

reviewed Sep 29 2019 report as inappropriate
denisenolan
Review from denisenolan
27 events 16 reviews

Irwin lightened up Beckett's writing with comedy in some scenes. His narration helped those who don't know Beckett's writing understand it better.
Because he is a comedian and a clown, the audience laughed at parts that weren't funny.
It was...continued

reviewed Sep 17 2019 report as inappropriate
music lover
Review from music lover
42 events 8 reviews

Beckett is not easy but worth it, especially when presented by the master Bill Irwin.

reviewed Oct 06 2019 report as inappropriate
Juliana Gondek
Review from Juliana Gondek
70 events 8 reviews

Superb theater. Irwin. Beckett. What more is there to say?

reviewed Sep 26 2019 report as inappropriate
Nicholas Hormann
Review from Nicholas Hormann
43 events 6 reviews

For anyone bewildered by the works of Samuel Beckett, or unmoved by his austerity, Bill Irwin provides a spell-binding introduction, unpretentious, charmingly personal, rich in rumination, illumination and anecdote, and performed with mastery....continued

reviewed Sep 15 2019 report as inappropriate
Daria Kuuz
Review from Daria Kuuz
59 events 5 reviews
Dan P
Review from Dan P
13 events 4 reviews

Beautiful performance, and exploration of Beckett’s words. Will encourage you to seek out more.

reviewed Oct 01 2019 report as inappropriate
silentcaddie
Review from silentcaddie
13 events 4 reviews

Bill Irwin is one of the few people to truly earn the designation of "genius" and if anyone can explain the complexities of Samuel Beckett, he's the one to do it. The 90-minute solo performance (with a little help from a delightful little boy)...continued

reviewed Sep 26 2019 report as inappropriate
Mark Schiff
Review from Mark Schiff
19 events 4 reviews

Bill Irwin is amazing. Beckett is amazing. The combination is a knockout.

reviewed Oct 24 2019 report as inappropriate
Russell G.
Review from Russell G.
9 events 4 reviews

Lags a bit in the final third and sometimes the humor feels a bit forced, but overall this is a worthwhile, enjoyable, and unique way to explore the writings of Beckett as well as the process of Mr. Irwin who is terrific.

reviewed Oct 19 2019 report as inappropriate
Eileen
Review from Eileen
8 events 3 reviews

There was a bit of a break in the action due to an audience member required medical attention, but I loved it even with the pause. And glad to know that the person was alert when he was taken out.

reviewed Oct 27 2019 report as inappropriate
Christopher Pine
Review from Christopher Pine
3 events 2 reviews

"If there is one question I dread, to which I have never been able to invent a satisfactory reply, it is the question what am I doing."...
"Perhaps that's what I feel, an outside and an inside and me in the middle, perhaps that's what I am, the...continued

reviewed Oct 20 2019 report as inappropriate
Victor Quiroz
Review from Victor Quiroz
12 events 2 reviews

A wonderfully entertaining show with great insights from Bill Irwin!

reviewed Sep 15 2019 report as inappropriate
Kendall Wallace
Review from Kendall Wallace
17 events 2 reviews

Bill Irwin is a genius!!

reviewed Oct 26 2019 report as inappropriate
L. Rachel Pratt
Review from L. Rachel Pratt
11 events 2 reviews

Brilliant! Will really expand my enjoyment of the next Beckett I see.

reviewed Oct 06 2019 report as inappropriate
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