(Written in 1963)
This production includes an original score by William Kraft.
In the play, an Opener (Fred Neumann) "opens" and "closes"
two characters: Voice (Alvin Epstein) desperately promises "this
time" to tell a story he can finish; and Music (Speculum Musicae
conducted by Mr. Kraft), equally struggles to create a finished composition.
The play increases in intensity and you'll have to tune in to find out
if they manage to finish or not.
Produced with a documentary about the
play itself which features interviews with the actors performing the
the series, as well as with
PRODUCTION ORGANIZATIONS: Voices International, New York, NY,
and WDR, Cologne, Germany
YEAR PRODUCED: 1989
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Everett C. Frost
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER: Charles Potter
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Faith Wilding
RECORDING AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERS: Mike Moran, Tony May,
HOST: Henry Strozier
CAST: Fred Neumann, Alvin Epstein
COMMENTARY: Alvin Epstein, William Kraft, Thomas Bishop, Porter
COMPOSER: William Kraft
MUSIC: Speculum Musicae, conducted by William Kraft
FORMAT: Compact disk (60:00)
1 CD: drama (18:00); documentary (12:00); discussion by
Beckett scholars (30:00)