Conor Lovett -Ireland
Conor Lovett`s solo performance brings out the master comedian
in Beckett. The play is the outstanding adaption of Samul Beckett´s
early novel Molloy: It is a grimly humourous tale of
a wandering hobo on an epic bicycle journey to find his aged
mother (with whom he communicates by knocking on her skull).
His misadventures - he is arrested for indecently resting, interrogated,
released and almost rearrested for running over a dog who was
on it´s way to be put down and whose owner insists Molloy
helps bury it in return for having killed it - are recounted
with the rambling, impromptu-style and first-person confessional
attitude of the best stand-up comedians. You can almost see
Molloy´s brain grinding away inside Lovett´s shaved
skull, masticating his words, grappling with the unfamiliar
task of communication.
"Lovett´s performance is a superb piece of nihilistic
comedy" (Sunday Times).
Directed by: Judy Hegarty; Stage design: Judy Hegarty, Conor
60 minutes; in English
Wednesday, March 7 / Studio
im Schauspielhaus / 21:00