The New York premiere of Jeremy Lawrence's A Lonely Man's Habit and the return engagement of Bob Jaffe's ...And Then You Go On, An Anthology of the Works of Samuel Beckett are performed in repertory as part of the See-Saw Solo Festival.
The New York premiere of A Lonely Man's Habit in honor of Tennessee Williams's centenary catches Williams at work, with the Ink Spots on the stereo, a trick in the bedroom, and fighting off his "blue devils" by revisiting the past through his notebooks.The famed author of A Streetcar Named Desire, Vieux Carre, and The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore creates a new memory play for himself by playing with memories that are sometimes hilarious, sometimes painful as he seeks to meet the one challenge he sets for himself each morning: to go on working because it is his life's great joy. Arranged and performed by Jeremy Lawrence, from the works and words of Tennessee Williams, A Lonely Man's Habit is directed by Jim Gaylord.
Adapted and performed by Bob Jaffe, And Them You Go On, An Anthropology of the Works of Samuel Beckett draws from 13 of Samuel Beckett's works, spanning 44 years (1936 - 1980). Jaffe portrays a single, composite character, who finds hope and connection in the face of despair, in this "tour de force solo performance piece" (CurtainUp.com). The New York Times called the production "a lionizing tribute to this great Irish writer, and it is inarguably a deserving one." Peter Wallace directs.