Fat Beckett

Fat Beckett
by Gab Cody, Rita Reis

Productions (1)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: A moveable tree.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-402-8

Fat Beckett
by Gab Cody, Rita Reis

(0)
Productions (1)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: A moveable tree.

In this female homage to Waiting For Godot, two women find themselves trapped in an existential everywhere. Instead of an endless wait for an absent figure, however, Sophie and Kiki embark on an eternal search for their little lost goat, Biquette. The pair is fated to travel always together -- gorging on profiteroles, discussing the merits of a festival of vomiting donkeys, and arguing over whether it is worse to be condemned to stay in one place or to travel your entire life. Utilizing repetition, shadow puppets, slapstick, and mistranslation, Fat Beckett is a clever interrogation of the absurdities of human existence.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

In this female homage to Waiting For Godot, two women find themselves trapped in an existential everywhere. Instead of an endless wait for an absent figure, however, Sophie and Kiki embark on an eternal search for their little lost goat, Biquette. The pair is fated to travel always together -- gorging on profiteroles, discussing the merits of a festival of vomiting donkeys, and arguing over whether it is worse to be condemned to stay in one place or to travel your entire life. Utilizing repetition, shadow puppets, slapstick, and mistranslation, Fat Beckett is a clever interrogation of the absurdities of human existence.

  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: A moveable tree.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-402-8

Published Reviews

"Deconstructed and reconstituted by two cheery female comics, the result is a continually renewing riff, comic improv on a Beckettian theme, but with the greater vaudevillian freedom of the Marx Brothers."

Chris Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"What's fresh about the show is that instead of impoverished vagrants, Sophie...and Kiki...are the unmoored flotsam of affluent Western society. Though they inhabit a stage-bound limbo, they're well-traveled, frequent fliers and privy to an endless supply of the little cream-filled pastries known as profiteroles."

Bill O'Driscoll, The City Paper: Program Notes

"Fat Beckett focuses just enough on what might be seen as a female point of view to offer us a welcome comic shift in perspective on its source text as well as on the seriously ridiculous questions it sets out not to answer."

Wendy Arons, The Pittsburgh Tatler

"As they journey on foot and by plane, dragging their tree with them, they employ an abundance of satire, physical comedy and wordplay as well as a subtle, but omnipresent, female perspective."

Alice T. Carter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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DEC 01, 2011 - DEC 31, 2011
Quantum Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA United States
Quantum Theatre Pittsburgh, PA United States
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Awards (1)

Named one of the "Top Ten Plays of 2011" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette