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The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from MattD
100 events 61 reviews

Dialogue was difficult to understand.

Whole idea was absurdity on stage.

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

reviewed Apr 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
20 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from virginiamartha
64 events 11 reviews

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

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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).

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