Exit Does Theater presents one-act comedy reflecting Beckett’s work
EXIT Does Theater presents a one-act comedy, “Ante Beckett,” written by Joel Smith and starring Fermanagh actor Paddy McEneaney. The play revolves around a unique character, a Samuel Beckett-style figure dealing with the life in which he is present – in his mother’s womb – and the one he is about to face in the vast world of the afterlife.
Besides his struggles with the idea of his existence, he is forced to contend with his mother’s overbearing presence and the constant clamor from the outside world of which he will soon be a part.
The piece reflects Beckett’s work and the themes are written and performed in the playful rhythm and style synonymous with his pieces, and are suitable for audiences with or without prior knowledge of his work.
The play will be performed by Paddy and directed by John Carty. The production also involves a loyal team with Joe Hunt on sound design, Michael Cummins as lighting designer and Eniko Heygi hired as set designer.
Performances will take place on December 16 and 17 at the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne, with two shows each day at 6.30pm and 8pm. The show will last approximately 35 minutes.
This project was made possible with the support of Leitrim County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media as part of the local 2021 Live Show Programming Program.