The Guthrie Theater presents an Irish Repertory Theatre production produced by Octopus Theatricals

On Beckett

conceived and performed by BILL IRWIN

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Single tickets go on sale November 9, 2023.

A one-man tribute to a literary legend

Tony Award-winning actor and master clown Bill Irwin has spent a lifetime captivated by Samuel Beckett. The depth of his devotion for the famed Irish writer plays out onstage in a nonstop display of jovial verbal and physical comedy that has become Irwin’s signature. With little more than a microphone and a podium, Irwin lets the audience in on the creative process of engaging with Beckett’s undeniably rich language, providing a primer in clowning along the way. In addition to exploring texts by one of the most influential theater voices of the past century, audiences will fall in love with Irwin’s unique and endearing approach to Beckett’s work.

Venue info

This production will take place on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.

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Ticket prices

Ticket prices range from $29 to $82.

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Group sales

All student and adult groups of 15 or more qualify for discounts on tickets to Guthrie productions.

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Age recommendation

We recommend this production for ages 12 and up.


ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Post-play discussions

Join us after select performances for a 20-minute conversation facilitated by Guthrie staff. Cast members may join the discussion as they are able.

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