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