Scena returns to the DC stage on with Beckett Shorts:—four dark comic plays that delve into the dark heart of humanity!


Directed by Robert McNamara

June 22 - July 16

(Wed. – Sat. 7:30 OR 10:00 pm + 3 weekend matinees at 3:00 pm.)

“Scena Theatre opens transfixing and exhilarating ‘Beckett Shorts’....Scena’s skilled production is a trip well worth taking.” —DC Theater Arts



Join us at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan as we return to the stage and our modernist roots. Scena proudly presents four stunningly theatrical plays, back-to-back, by the master of the absurd and Ireland's greatest playwright, Samuel Beckett. These are minimalist works–succinct in their view of humanity and replete with dark humor. Each piece delves into the raw and unvarnished human condition as the characters strive to survive. First, we'll present Act Without Words I and II along with Rough for Theatre I and Eh Joe.

CAST: Kim Curtis, Lee Ordeman, Buck O'Leary, Ron Litman and Stacy Whittle. | U/S: Ellie Nicoll and David Johnson

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