Performers Under Stress
Beckett / Pinter / Wine — PUS plus B&B
Wine tasting, food from Destination Bakery, The Cheese Boutique, Canyon Market, Monterey Deli and more, and performances of short theatre pieces by two Nobel prize winning playwrights dear to our hearts, Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. Proceeds benefit both PUS (Performers Under Stress) and Bird & Beckett.
PUS co-founder Scott Baker and partner Valerie Fachman moved to the neighborhood from Chicago shortly after Bird & Beckett was founded in 1999, and have long allied with the store to recognize the genius of Samuel Beckett with birthday observances awash in his signature arch minimalism and a bit of Guiness stout.
PUS began in the backrooms of Chicago bars in 1989 with legendary bare-bones Beckett performances, before Baker and Fachman relocated west. Now, we’re helping them raise funds for their new season of plays, which will feature works by Beckett and Pinter as well as original pieces.
Read more on PUS’ history on our blog (click on Follow us with Tumblr at left) and on the PUStheatre.com website.
“From one day to the next, it’s never the same pus twice,” says Vladimir to Estragon in Beckett’s masterwork, Waiting for Godot.
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