Sunday, April 12th – 7:30 p.m.
Happy Birthday, Sam!
Raise a glass with us to Samuel Beckett, with our fine friends from PUS Theatre Company, Beckett interpreters extraordinaire and good friends of the enterprise we lovingly call “Bird & Beckett.”
Sam claimed to be born on Good Friday, April 13th, but averred he remembered life in the womb, so we’re not adverse to celebrating early. Besides, his birth certificate states May 13th as his birthday. So whether we’re observing a day early, or a day-and-a-month, no matter! Celebrate, we shall. Please join us!
Below, find pics of Scott Baker, co-founder of PUS, which got its start in Chicago pubs and odd spaces and quickly gained acclaim as that most theatrical city’s sweetest, quirkiest and liveliest interpreter of old Sam’s odd plays! When Scott and Val Fachman — a full on partner in PUS and with Scott in the parenting of sweet Ella — moved to the neighborhood back in god knows what year but just shortly after Bird & Beckett opened its doors, he tumbled in delighted to find a bookshop named for the hoary playwright and ever since has swept in from time to time with actors in tow and a few simple props to remind us what we love of Beckett’s brilliant work. These photos were shot by the great San Francisco photographer Dennis Hearne,
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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