EXIT Does Theatre presents a one-act comedy, ‘Ante Beckett’, written by Joel Smith and starring Fermanagh-based actor Paddy McEneaney. The play centres around a single character, a Samuel Beckett-type figure dealing with the life in which he is present – in his mother’s womb – and the one he is preparing to face in the vast world beyond.

Apart from his struggles with the idea of his existence, he is forced to deal with the overbearing presence of his mother, and the constant clamour of the outside world of which he is soon to be part.

The play is reflective of Beckett’s work and themes are written and performed in the playful rhythm and style synonymous with his plays, and are suitable for an audience with or without a previous knowledge of his work.

The piece will be performed by Paddy and is directed by John Carty. The production also involves a stalwart crew with Joe Hunt on sound design, Michael Cummins as lighting designer, and Eniko Heygi engaged as set designer.

Performances will take place on December 16 and 17 at The Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne, with two shows each day at 6.30pm and 8pm. The performance will be approximately 35 minutes long.

This project has been made possible through the support of Leitrim County Council and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme 2021.