Beckett Trilogy – Not I, Footfalls & Rockaby (2015)
ArKtype and Royal Court Theatre
Playwright: Samuel Beckett
Director: Walter Asmus
Performer: Lisa Dawn
The Berkeley Street Theatre – Downstairs Theatre
October 13th, 2015 – November 1st, 2015
In Not I, a disembodied female mouth floats eight feet above the stage, delivering a stream of consciousness monologue spoken, as Beckett directed, at the speed of thought.
Footfalls features May, a woman wrapped in tattered clothing, pacing back and forth like a metronome, on a strip of bare landing outside her dying mother’s room.
In Rockaby, a woman dressed in an evening gown sits in a chair that seems to rock of its own accord. Recounting moments from her past, she slowly withdraws from the world. (canadianstage.com)