3 by Samuel Beckett: 'That Time,' 'Embers,' and 'Rough for Theatre II'


In its inaugural production, Arcturus Theater Company will take on three mind-bending, absurd, and rarely seen short plays of Samuel Beckett January 24 to February 3, 2013. 3 by Samuel Beckett showcases the masterpiece, “That Time,” which will be delivered by Brit Herring in three different voices. Visual elements will be introduced to “Embers,” which was intended as a radio play, and will be enacted by John Brennan, accompanied by the voices of Wendy Wilmer, Joe Shaffner, and Anastasiya Orlova. Concluding the program will be “Rough for Theatre II,” featuring Kim Curtis, Ned Read, and Peter J. Orvetti. Sound design by J. Michael Whalen. Costume design by Adalia Vera Tonneyck. Scenic design by Stephen Strosnider. Sound and light operation by Eric Wells. Directed by Ross Heath.

Presented by Arcturus Theater Company

Show Type
Running Time
110 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $15

Discount Tickets Available $15 - $5 off for seniors, students, veterans, and DCAC members.

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Box Office Phone: 202-462-7833

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/24/2013 - 02/03/2013
Sunday 03:00pm07:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 07:30pm--
Important Dates
Performer Role
Britton Herring Listener
John Brennan Henry
Wendy Wilmer Ada
Joe Shaffner Music Master/Riding Master
Anastasiya Orlova Addie
Kim Curtis A (Bertrand)
Ned Read B (Morvan)
Peter J. Orvetti C (Croker)
Production Personnel
Samuel Beckett
Ross Heath
Costume Designer
Adalia Vera Tonneyck
Set Designer
Stephen Strosnider
Sound Designers
J. Michael Whalen
Eric Wells
Lighting Designer
Eric Wells


Promotional video for "3 by Samuel Beckett"

John Brennan, who plays Henry in Embers, discusses how the play may reflect Beckett’s experiences after the death of his father.