3 By Beckett

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Company Name: THUD Productions

City/State: Local

Genre: Theatre

Ratings: PG (parental guidance suggested)

Playwright: Samuel Beckett

Warnings: None

Venue: Center for Spiritual Living

Show Times:

Fri 7/22 10:30 PM
Sat 7/23 6:00 PM
Thurs 7/28 9:00 PM
Fri 7/29 7:30 PM
Sat 7/30 6:00 PM


Are you comfortable in darkness? Can you stand the unrelenting pace? How will you bear the weight of silence?
THUD Productions is excited to make our comeback to KC Fringe with 3 short plays by Samuel Beckett: Play, Not I, and Footfalls.

Starring Briana Marxen-McCollom and Deborah Madick. Directed by Taylor Hudson.


Name Role
Briana Marxen-McCollom Mouth
Deborah Madick May

Past Fringe Shows:

Show When/Where
Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith 2019 - Unicorn Theatre, Jerome Stage
The Gnadiges Fraulein by Tennessee Williams 2018 - Musical Theater Heritage, Stage 2

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  1. Pam W on July 23, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Really amazing. The actress in the third piece had an brilliant command of the stage and could hold silence so well. The emotion in the second piece was quite compelling and the staging was perfect. I confess that the first piece confounded me a bit but was nevertheless fascinating.

  2. Alex West on July 24, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Outstanding show. I could tell that the director and performers understood the alienation aspect of Beckett. Briana M was absolutely marvelous!

    • Amanda on July 25, 2022 at 5:32 pm

      So refreshing to see something so stripped down and smart. All 3 focus on the craft of the actors and they really come through!
      The material is dense. Fantastic work!

  3. Rodney B on July 24, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    What a crazy trio of works! It’s so rare to see these brought to life on stage, and the staging here is haunting and memorable.

  4. Samantha T. on July 25, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    I caught the Saturday show and was completely mesmerized, the amount of work put in by the actors and creative team is evident. The first image of three heads floating above massive urns is striking, and the precision of the actors and spotlight completely sucked me into the narrative, that was at times quite funny especially with the emotionless delivery. The end of the piece was almost interrupted by some commotion coming from the lobby, but the actors finished strong. The second piece was just as strange, but even more affecting – The performance was stunning and and the effect of just lighting her mouth was crazy cool. It was a wordy piece, quite the marathon for Briana Marxen-McCollom. She kept the story clear and boy was it a doozy. I felt like I just ran a mile after watching it, so props to Briana. Then after all this fast paced talking and ranting, the entire room was so quiet for the last piece. The actress kept a great command of the stage, despite long lengths of silence. The only thing lit was the actresses feet and that really accentuated the sound of her walking back and forth. I couldn’t quite tell if it was a ghost story or maybe she had multiple personalities. Her story was sad and also very ominous. Great job to everyone involved – definitely a unique night of theatre in the spirit of Fringe.

  5. Amanda on July 25, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    So refreshing to see something so stripped down and smart. All 3 focus on the craft of the actors and they really come through!
    The material is dense. Fantastic work!

  6. Gary on July 25, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    So worth it!
    We went opening night and were mesmerized!
    Each segment is stark and wordy but the actors wield their lines with such depth and precision.

    Highly recommend.

  7. Karen Greenwood on July 28, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    It is such a treat to see Beckett on stage, and this production was excellent. The first piece, Play, was wonderfully staged. All three actors were excellent, and in Lynn McCutchen’s case, slightly terrifying. Not I was beautifully delivered. I had not seen Footfalls before but the clever lighting, careful choice of costume and Deborah Madick’s stage presence and amazing use of silence were fascinating. Highly recommended.

  8. James on July 29, 2022 at 11:20 am

    This is why you come to Fringe! Beckett is weird and manic and glacial, and this show was everything you’d want. Great job from the whole production team (Especially whoever was on that single spotlight!) The synopsis asks if you are comfortable, and no…I can safely say I was not, which means the entire production was extremely effective! I can only hope that THUD returns for next year’s Fringe!

    • Jessica Whitfield on July 31, 2022 at 6:42 pm

      Great acting from this ensemble, especially Briana M-M who slays! I loved seeing all the powerful women on stage in this performance!

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