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. Â Besides, his birth certificate states May 13th as his birthday. Â So whether we’re observing a day early, or a day-and-a-month, no matter! Â Celebrate, we shall. Â 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 Â most theatrical city’s sweetest, quirkiest and liveliest interpreter of old Sam’s odd plays! Â 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. Â These photos were shot by the great San FranciscoÂ photographer Dennis Hearne,Â
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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