Company (2009)

By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Lane Savadove

Based on Beckett's short story, this aural and tactile experience is unlike any other... including cookies and milk.

To open our season-long Beckett Festival, Artistic Director Lane Savadove restaged his "ingeniously glorious" sensory adaptation of the short story "Company" for the 2009 Philly Fringe. Originally developed in 1995 as a broadcast on National Public Radio with permission from the Beckett Estate, the piece was later developed into a live experience and grew into San Francisco's hottest theatrical event. "Company" invites blindfolded audience members to lie on their back in the dark and experience a journey through death (or is it sleep?), led by their own personal angel, and ending with cookies and milk.

Featuring: Nick Allin, Mark Cairns, Liam Castellan, Megan Hoke, Sarah Rachel Schol, Emily Ambash, Karina Balfour, Lindsey Burkland, Kaki Burns, Emily Cheney, Katherine Folk-Sullivan, Melinda Glass, Melinda Miller, Rachel O'Hanlon-Rodriguez, Christine Perrotta, Meredith Rich, and Veronica Wathome.

Director: Lane Savadove
Sound Designer: Christopher Colucci
Production Manager: Doug Greene
Stage Manager: Danielle Kindt

"This is either blissful or terrifying... You just might fall in love." -The New York Times

"It’s the sort of well put-together, complex, outre piece that best defines Fringe festivals, and others, too" -WHYY

"Beckett’s words were so often meant for radio or darkness, and so this felt like the perfect way to experience them." -Medium