Play

Written by Samuel Beckett

Directed by Randy Sharp

September 23 - November 20, 1999

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8PM
Written by Beckett in 1963, Play tells about three people each trapped in an urn, who are provoked into speech by an inquisitive spotlight. As we learn about the three individuals, we find out how their lives together are intertwined.


Featuring: Wren Arthur, Nancy Cashman, Robert Ierardi

Director: Randy Sharp
Light Design: David Zeffren
Sound Design: Steve Fontaine
Set Design: Kyle Chepulis
Film: Mott Hupfel
Editor: Mike Huetz

Producing Director: Ami Armstrong
Executive Producer: Jeff Resnick

  • Nancy Cashman - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Wren Arthur, Robert Ierardi, Nancy Cashman - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Robert Ierardi - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Nancy Cashman - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Wren Arthur, Robert Ierardi, Nancy Cashman - photo by Dixie Sheridan




“Seamless is the word I'd use to describe the Axis Company's new production of Samuel Beckett's short 1963 work Play... Director Randy Sharp's use of media shows thought and discretion...the production succeeds in laying evocative reverberations onto Beckett's prison of memories... in its souped-up play on Play, the technologically sophisticated Axis has put its closets of gadgetry to good use.”
Time Out New York
“...a smart multimedia production... the actors' being brought to life by an electric cord and telling their story when some anonymous tyrant hits "play" is brilliant.”
—The Resident
“Axis Theatre offers an accomplished production of the 40-minute one-act in a well-acted and well-stage piece with especially high production values.”
—Backstage