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OnStage at Connecticut College presents 'First Love'

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland brings its highly acclaimed, innovative one-man adaptation of Samuel Beckett's short story "First Love" to Connecticut College Nov. 12, as part of the onStage at Connecticut College series. Hailed by the New York Times as "supremely funny" and a "pleasing triumph," the show is proof that with the combined talents of actor Conor Lovett and director Judy Hegarty Lovett, the Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland is the world's leading exponent of Beckett's extraordinary works.

One of Ireland's foremost theater companies, Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland has dedicated more than 10 years to presenting Beckett's prose for live audiences around the world. With a fresh and light approach, they reveal an accessible and humorous Beckett while retaining the integrity, profundity and poignancy of the work. The performance is at 8 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center at Connecticut College. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $11 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (860) 439-2787 (ARTS).

OnStage at Connecticut College is presented with support from The National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts and The Day Publishing Company.

About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit

October 26, 2010