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Watch Bill Irwin Clown Around with ArtsEmerson

Man in tuxedo shirt, red bow tie and oversized black jacket holds up copies of Beckett plays
Bill Irwin in On Beckett.

The Emerson community is invited to watch actor and clown Bill Irwin teach Emerson students about interpreting Samuel Beckett and the art of clowning in a master class Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm, in Studio 7 of the Paramount Center.

Irwin is in Boston to perform his one-man show, On Beckett, presented by ArtsEmerson from October 26-30, at the Paramount’s Robert J. Orchard Stage.

While only students are eligible to participate in the seminar, anyone with an Emerson ID is welcome to observe. The seminar will explore text analysis, clowning, and will feature a Q&A with Irwin, a Tony Award-winning actor with an extensive career in film and television and a reputation as one of the greatest clowns working today. RSVP to attend the seminar.

In On Beckett, Irwin delves into a performer’s relationship to the works of the legendary playwright in a fun-filled 90-minute performance designed for both Beckett completists and novices. Beckett’s words take center stage as they are unpacked and delightfully examined, including selections from Waiting for GodotTexts for Nothing, and Watt.

For tickets to the performance, visit ArtsEmerson. Emerson students, faculty, and staff are eligible for free rush tickets the day of the performance and discounted advance-purchase tickets.

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