Roots Salon Performance Series
Judith Harding & Beau O’Reilly do Beckett!

Beau and JudithTheater, Music and Beau’s Birthday Soiree…
Fri/Sat, May 16/17 @ 8pm
Roots Salon in Lincoln Square (call for address)
$20 donation, buy via Paypal below
Reserve a spot PH 773.203.7661; E: roots @jamieoreilly
Special guest Friday: writer Jim Joyce
Music Saturday with The Crooked Mouth

We serve dessert and coffee.  You BYOB.  Bring cash for CDs.  Seating is limited. Purchase seats ahead via Paypal. USE the drop down menu. $2. Handling fee is optional.



60storyBeckett was where I started as a teenager, my first discovery in the theater,” O’Reilly told me by e-mail. “In recent years I have come to realize how Beckett’s marriage of intuition and rigor has underlined so much of what I myself have made. The stories we tell are different, the language we use to tell them, but the starting places are very similar.”

Read about the 60 Story Animal on the Reader Blog

About the May 16/17  program:
Judith & Beau. This singular and profound pair of skilled theater artists premiered this piece at The Poetry Foundation this year, followed by a stint at Link’s Hall, to significant audience acclaim. 60 STORY ANIMAL deepens their investigation into the work of Samuel Beckett.  The performance presented What Is the Word, Rockaby, Text for Nothing One, and The Old Tune, performed by Harding and O’Reilly, with music and audio design by Jenny Magnus.

JimJoyce1May 16 Friday Guest writer Jim Joyce read in Beau’s Roots Salon last fall, which featured original pieces from his extended family of writers.  We’re pleased to have Jim back with more of his work.  Jim Joyce: Poetry Instructor, National Editor Training Workshops (NET).  A graduate of the University of Illinois, Joyce is a self-publishing writer and musician.  He has also designed, taught, and co-taught  a number of writing workshops with 826CHI and University of Illinois, Chicago’s Writing Center. He is an editor of Polyphony H. S. online mag.

May 17 Saturday Guest Crooked Mouth
Crooked MouthOne of our August RootsFest regulars, the band Crooked Mouth brings their Brechtsy-folk-with-a-vaudeville-twist indoors, nodding to Beau and Jenny’s birthdays, and kicking off summer!  “A band for the times”, these offbeat purveyors of song cast a wide net, with roots in vaudeville, fresh, pithy songwriting, tight harmonies, and skillful musical arrangements on a slew of instruments. Crooked Mouth is Beau O’Reilly, Jenny Magnus, Troy Martin, Matt Test and Vicki Walden.


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