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Beckett’s plays to be performed in Wellesley

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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director, Steven Maler, presents “Beckett in Brief – ‘Rough for Radio II’ • ‘The Old Tune’ • ‘Krapp’s Last Tape,’” directed by James Seymour, featuring Will Lyman, Ken Baltin and Ashley Risteen. The production, presented by BabsonARTS, begins performances on April 27 and runs through May 6 at the Carling-Sorenson Center at Babson College, 19 Babson College Drive, Wellesley

Among Samuel Beckett’s most autobiographical works, “Rough for Radio II,” “The Old Tune,” and “Krapp’s Last Tape” explore universal questions of creativity, memory, aging, sex, friendship, and the proximity of death. These plays from his mid-career are traditionally viewed as individual statements, but the three provide a wealth of impressions when placed in conversation with one another, giving us a better understanding of the legendary playwright’s intellect, passion, and temperament. 

Performances will be held April 27, 28, 29, May 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m., April 30, May 6 and 7 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices from $40, general admission - the April 27 show only is “pay what you can.” Tickets are now on sale at www.commshakes.org or by calling (781-239-5660).

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