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Scena Theatre presents The Beckett Trio featuring Nanna Ingvarssontwo-time Helen Hayes Award winner, on March 19 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H St. NE

Washington, DC, March 8, 2017 — The Directors of Scena Theatre are thrilled to announce The Beckett Trio, directed by Robert McNamara. This production of three short plays by Samuel Beckett opens on Monday, March 19 at 8:00 pm. Members of the Washington Press: please RSVP to to reserve your seat for Opening Night or another performance. 

The Beckett Trio is comprised of three short, yet potent plays (Footfalls, Not I, and Rockaby) about the stories and struggles of women performed by DC’s Nanna Ingvarsson—two-time Helen Hayes Award® winner. All three plays are written by the master of minimalism—Ireland’s great playwright and Nobel Laureate, Samuel Beckett. Footfalls depicts a troubled lass who perpetually paces a worn floor, re-imagining her life. Not I is a riveting theatre experience that reduces one woman's life to an obsessional monologue. And, Rockaby is a haunting recollection of one woman’s losses, loves and life told from a rocking chair.

Artistic Director Robert McNamara always enjoys producing the works of Irish playwrights during the Saint Patrick's Day season. This year, however, he has chosen some of the more obscure works of Beckett, which center on the female voice and mind: "For inquisitive theatre-goers, this will be a cerebral feast. We are portraying the life stories and struggles of three of Beckett's heroines in a fresh and compelling way. And, of course, Nanna will bring her remarkable talents and nuanced complexity to these roles."  

Press Night / Opening — Monday, March 19, 2018 (8:00 pm). Please RSVP to 

Official Run:  March 19 – April 8, 2018 (Thur. – Sat. 8:00 pm; Sun. 3:00 pm)

Previews: $15 Fri. & Sat., March 16 & 17 (8:00 pm) and Sun. March 18 (3:00 pm)

Industry:  Monday, April 2, 2018 (8:00 pm): $10 for theatre / entertainment industry pros with ID / credentials

Venue: ATLAS Performing Arts Center (Lab II)

1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Ticket Cost: $15 - $35 at  or  202.339.7993

Adults: $35

Under 30 / Seniors w/ ID: $25

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Featuring: Nanna Ingvarsson, two time Helen Hayes Award winner.

Designers:  Robert McNamara (Director), Marilyn Beery (Associate Producing Director), Solomon Haile Selaisse (Asst. Director), John Antone (Set), Sigrid Johannesdottir (Costumes), Denise Rose (Sound), John Alexander (Lighting). 

Samuel Beckett (playwright) was born on April 13, 1906, in Dublin, Ireland. During the 1930s and 1940s he crafted his first novels and short stories. He wrote a trilogy of novels in the 1950s as well as famous plays like Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and Happy Days. In 1969 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His later works included poetry and short story collections and novellas. He died on December 22, 1989 in Paris, France.

SCENA Theatre brings the best international theatre to Washington, DC and stimulates cultural exchange between theatre artists, locally and worldwide. Founded in 1987 under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert McNamara and Managing Director Amy Schmidt, SCENA produces an annual season of plays, seasonally staged readings, as well as a Workshop Series aimed at developing new works from around the globe. To learn more about our mission or past stage productions, please click on About in the left menu.