Poetry on Stage: Beau O’Reilly and friends present Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall
Wednesday, March 22nd,
Thursday, March 23rd, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Beau O’Reilly and his cohorts from the Curious Theater Branch present Samuel Beckett’s 1956 one-act radio play, All That Fall. The play follows Maddy Rooney as she walks to meet her husband’s train on his birthday, but becomes a complex psychological journey through life and death, past and present, age and youth, art and nature, and man’s fallen, or falling state.
Our events are first come, first served and capacity is limited. We only allow late admittance during a pre-determined program break
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.