an evening of short works by

Samuel Beckett



April 27-May 20, 2007

Production inaugurates new SF performance space 975 Howard

Chicago's acclaimed PUS (Performers Under Stress) presents the West Coast Premiere of SAM I AM, an evening of short works by Irish dramatist, novelist, and poet, Samuel Beckett (Endgame, Waiting for Godot). Called "ambitious" and "inspiring" by the Chicago Reader, SAM I AM features Beckett's last prose work, Stirrings Still, as well as Rough for Theatre II, Footfalls, Play, Act Without Words I, Rough for Radio II, and Eh Joe. 

Scott Baker, PUS co-founding Artistic Director, and director of the company's critically acclaimed West Coast Premiere of The Farmington Armada, helms this illuminating take on Beckett's modernist masterpieces starring Skip Emerson, George Epsilanty, Valerie Fachman, Brendan Scoggin, and Sharon Sittloh. 

Comprised of Scott Baker and Charles Pike, recipients of Joseph Jefferson citations for their theater work in Chicago, and Valerie Fachman, PUS has been in existence for over 15 years, and has been critically lauded for its bare-bones productions of Samuel Beckett plays and original works. Other PUS productions include Anatomy of It's a Wonderful Life; Robinson Jeffer's Dead Soldier Walks Home; Glory Hole; Pound Bound; Fun with Dick and Perry; and Jungle of Tongues.

Regular performances: 

Thursday through Sunday at 8pm 

WHERE:975 Howard 

975 Howard St.

San Francisco, 94103

TICKETS:For tickets ($10-20) and more information, the public may call 415-585-1221 or visit Tickets are also available through TIX, Goldstar Events, and at the door.


excerpt from May 2, 2007 broadcast of Inside City Limits on ComcastSF