On Beckett Tickets
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On Beckett Tickets

Join Bill Irwin for an evening of Beckett's work like never before.
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About On Beckett

Bill Irwin still can’t escape Samuel Beckett. The MacArthur Fellow has spent a lifetime captivated by the Irish writer’s language. In this intimate 90-minute evening, Irwin will explore a performer’s relationship with Beckett, mining the physical and verbal skills acquired in his years as a master clown and Tony Award-winning actor. Irwin’s approach to the comic, the tragic, and every side of Beckett’s work—including Waiting for Godot, Texts for Nothing, and more—will allow audiences to experience the language in compelling new ways. Whether you’re encountering the Nobel Prize winner’s writing for the first time or building on a body of Beckett knowledge, this dynamic showcase is not to be missed.

Run time

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Start date

July 10th, 2024

End date

August 4th, 2024


Plays, Off Broadway


Ages 12+.

67 Reviews

Wish I Could See Them All

Wish I Could See Them All

803 Reviews | 253 Followers
Clever, Profound, Thought-provoking, Funny, Delightful

See it if Bill Irwin as actor, clown, and Beckett aficionado. Challenging Beckett excerpts and analysis mixed with hilarious clowning. A treat!

Don’t see it if You are not interested in a literary challenge. You don’t enjoy physical comedy. This is performance art, without a traditional narrative.

Alyssa 8198

Alyssa 8198

259 Reviews | 117 Followers
Clown, theatre and audience heaven

See it if for an actor's sparkling analysis of Beckett's haunting speeches, silences, direction--and laughter of the best kind. Irwin rocks.

Don’t see it if you dislike Beckett or slapstick or won't appreciate deep analysis of his forever-cutting-edge work from an actor's viewpoint.

Karen 6302

Karen 6302

404 Reviews | 145 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if you want to spend 90 minutes completely engrossed in watching and listening to Bill Irwin perform and elucidate Beckett's works.

Don’t see it if you need a big cast to provide a full presentation. Alone on stage (with just a little assist), Mr. Irwin is more than sufficient.

Linda 22

Linda 22

418 Reviews | 190 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if Bill Irwin is my favorite clown, actor, Beckett interpreter, and human being. He transforms Beckett from incomprehensibility to a maybe if.

Don’t see it if You dislike solo shows, physical comedy., real master clowns, Beckett works. You expect a complete play or are still Waiting For Godot.

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On Beckett cast and creative team

By: Conceived by Bill Irwin, exploring the writings of Samuel Beckett
Producer: Irish Repertory Theatre
Cast list: Bill Iriwn, with Finn O’Sullivan
Design: Charlie Corcoran
Costume: Martha Tally


Irish Repertory Theatre

132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, United States, 10011

Frequently asked questions

What is the running time of On Beckett?

On Beckett runs for 1hr 30min. No intermission.

Which theatre is On Beckett at?

On Beckett is at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre.

What is the age recommendation for On Beckett?

Ages 12+.

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