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The Old Tune ()

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Robert Pinget
Adapter: Samuel Beckett
Director: Malcolm Black


Factory Mainspace Theatre


August 8th, 2008 – August 17th, 2008


Beckett Warm? Few theatregoers would describe Samuel Beckett thus, but The Old Tune might give them pause. Beckett’s translation of the French play, La Manivelle by Robert Pinget, has all the signatures of a Beckett piece — brilliant use of language, brevity, and humour, but nothing of the “bleak” landscape we usually associate with this 20th century titan. (2008 Summerworks Festival Program)


Wayne Robson Mr. Cream
Patrick Rose Mr. Gorman

Creative Team

Robert Pinget Playwright
Samuel Beckett Adapter
Malcolm Black Director
Jennifer Dowding Associate Director
Ed Kotanen Designer


Emily McCutcheon Publicity Designer
Trevor Black Photography


Josh Hoodless Venue Technician
Marc Rochefort Venue Technician
Kimberly Purtell Festival Lighting Designer