DWU theatre: “An Evening of Samuel Beckett Plays”

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Location: Patten-Wing Theatre, DWU

The Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Theatre at DWU will produce “An Evening of Samuel Beckett Plays,” with performances at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Patten-Wing Theatre in Hughes Hall. Cost of admission will be a canned good or nonperishable food item, all which will be donated to the Mitchell Area Safe House.

There are four plays, directed and performed by DWU students: “Catastrophe,” directed by Lily Jones, Omaha; “Play,” directed by Alaina Bertsch, Mitchell; and “Rough for Theatre I,” directed by Ian Hyde, Irvine, Calif. Each performance is 8 to 15 minutes long.

“These performances highlight what is called ‘Theatre of the Absurd,’ which is a form of drama that emphasizes the absurdity of human existence by employing disjointed, repetitious and meaningless dialogue, purposeless and confusing situations, and plots that lack realistic or logical development,” said Dan Miller, DWU theatre director. “With Absurd theatre you never know what to expect and always come away with a very different view of our world.”