Gare St. Lazare Ireland returns to Middlebury

Conor Lovett and his wife Judy Hegarty Lovett are coming back to Middlebury this weekend for their third performance at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse. Conor will perform extracts of two Samuel Beckett novels: “Molloy” and “Malone Dies.”
“MOLLOY” Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Molloy’s quest to find his aged mother is interrupted by the police, a dog, the dog’s owner, and Molloy’s own thoughts. One of Beckett’s most poignant and arresting characters.
“MALONE DIES” Sunday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Malone is bedridden and expects it all to end very soon. To bide his time he tells stories but they don’t quite take off until he hits on something that sounds oddly biographical and it becomes a day trip for the inmates of an asylum. Beckett explores the fragility of memory and the power of stories as a means to escape our lives.
These plays are directed by Judy and performed by Conor. The couple, and their company Gare St. Lazare Ireland, are among the foremost theatre interpreters of Samuel Beckett’s work. Gare St Lazare Ireland has a repertory of over 17 Beckett titles and has toured to over 80 cities in 25 countries. They are “The unparalleled Beckett champions,” according to the New York Times.
Tickets for the performances at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse on Exchange Street cost $12. They may be purchased in advance on Eventbrite.com or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more info call (802) 398-2776.

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