Nora McNally, Ben Diserens, Rachel B. Joyce, Sean Patrick Monahan, & Patrick Dooley of “Beckett in Benghazi”

Less Than Rent presents "Beckett in Benghazi" by Ben DiserensBeing drawn to the classics, Less Than Rent has taken to integrating the work of the masters into their creations; as associate producer Sean Patrick Monahan notes in this interview, it’s like how painters try to imitate the iconic works of their predecessors to understand the process. By digging in and trying to understand what came before, we can come to appreciate the genius that preceded our work — and, possibly, see where it fits into our current cultural landscape.

In the company’s new show, Beckett in Benghazi, a young troupe of actors about to stage Samuel Beckett’s Endgame changes the show’s concept just days before opening in an attempt to integrate — or, perhaps, capitalize on — the major news of the day: the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Sean is joined on the mic by LTR’s Executive Director Nora McNally, Beckett in Benghazi‘s playwright Ben Diserens, and actors from the show Rachel B. Joyce and Patrick Dooley — listen in as they discuss world events becoming buzz-words, asking questions, and the cyclical nature of life, Beckett, and this play — as well as what sort of work a play can do.

“‘I can’t go on, I’ll go on.’ Exactly.”

Horse Trade Theater Group & Less Than Rent present

Beckett in Benghazi

written by Ben Diserens
directed by James Presson

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7PM
through August 10, 2013

Under St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place, Manhattan

tickets available via the Horse Trade website

Less Than Rent presents "Beckett in Benghazi" by Ben Diserens, photo by Hunter CanningLess Than Rent presents "Beckett in Benghazi" by Ben Diserens, photo by Hunter Canning Less Than Rent presents "Beckett in Benghazi" by Ben Diserens, photo by Hunter Canning Less Than Rent presents "Beckett in Benghazi" by Ben Diserens, photo by Hunter Canning Less Than Rent presents "Beckett in Benghazi" by Ben Diserens, photo by Hunter Canning

photos by Hunter Canning

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