Sunday, September 21, 2008

Light Industry Does Bootleg Beckett

For reasons many of you know, I have an affinity for Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. This Light Industry presentation looks like a fantastic opportunity to check out a rare video of New York's Classical Theatre of Harlem doing WfG in New Orleans in November of 2007. The video of the performance(s) will be presented by Paul Chan. Some information about him is below, and more is at Light Industry's website, at the above link.

from LI's email:

Because Godot was never meant to be seen outside its original context and form, and because of legal issues, there was hardly any video documentation of the performances themselves. But there are some. And tonight, he’ll show them for the first time in New York.

For more info on Waiting for Godot in New Orleans: here, here, or here.

In 2002, Chan was part of the American aid group Voices in the Wilderness that broke US sanctions and federal law by working in Baghdad before the US invasion and occupation. In 2004 he collaborated with the group Friends of William Blake to create The People's Guide to the Republican National Convention, a free map distributed throughout New York to help protesters to get in or out of the way of the RNC. In 2007. Chan worked with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Creative Time to produce a site-specific outdoor presentation of Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot in New Orleans.

Light Industry's shows are on Tuesdays at 8 PM. Tickets are $6 at the door.

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Brooklyn, New York

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