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Brecht in the Beckett

after Bertolt Brecht

Opening Wednesday for one week only at the Samuel Beckett Theatre!

The English-language premiere of Brecht’s David scenes translated & directed by Nicholas Johnson adapted for the stage by David Shepherd and the David ensemble.


Before the plays that made him famous, the young Bertolt Brecht tried to write David, a biblical play which would have no point, no idea... and quite possibly no audience. But in the autumn of 1920, he wasn’t the only young playwright in Munich obsessed with David, and Bathsheba wasn't the only woman on Brecht's mind. What happens when artists, texts, and histories collide is the story of The David Fragments.

See Brecht as you've never seen him before. He's got a big mouth.

Samuel Beckett Theatre, 28 June – 1 July 2017
7:30 PM nightly, Saturday matinee at 3:00 PM
(post-show discussion after Saturday matinee)
Tickets €15 / Concession €10

Translated and performed by kind permission of the Estate of Bertolt Brecht and Suhrkamp Verlag. Supported by the Society for Old Testament Study, Trinity Association and Trust, and the Provost's Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts.

It's gonna be biblical!