Artemisia’s workshop/staged reading of Chewing On Beckett will perform May 8, 9 and 10, 2014, and is a wild, female riff on Waiting For Godot. Inspired by the discovery that the Beckett Estate prohibits women from performing Beckett’s masterpiece, Chewing On Becketttakes a personal, tragic and hilarious look at the close bond between two women, who find themselves abandoned in a futuristic wasteland.
Written by Ed Proudfoot, Chewing On Beckett was presented as a staged reading during Artemisia’s 2013 Fall Festival. This production will be directed by Steve Scott, of The Goodman Theatre, and feature actors Julie Proudfoot, Diane Dorsey, Molly Lyons, Karen Vance and Caitlin Hart. Writer Ed Proudfoot has had two plays produced in Los Angeles and currently works as a story analyst for HBO films.
Homeless and starving, Eloise and Viola await rescue and stave off hopelessness by desperately trying to reconstruct Eloise’s forgotten past as a Beckett Scholar. Visits from cannibals and an old woman complicate their struggle, which descends into absurdity as Viola and Eloise struggle to survive.
Chewing On Beckett will run May 8, 9, and 10 with performances at 8:00 PM. On May 10th there is also a matinee performance at 2:00 PM. All performances are at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 925 W. Diversey in Chicago. General admission is $10. Purchase Tickets at http://www.artemisiatheatre.org/p/chewing-on-beckett.html
Artemisia, a Chicago Theatre produces female-centric theatre that challenges the perception of women.
MEDIA CONTACT: JULIE PROUDFOOT
Artistic Director, Artemisia, a Chicago Theatre
P: (312) 714-9458