• FAIL BETTER: Beckett Moves UMO

    The return of UMO'S acclaimed love letter to Samuel Beckett Read More
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About UMO Ensemble

UMO Ensemble is one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed not-for-profit performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. In the past 24 years, UMO has made over twenty mind-blowingly gorgeous, original pieces of physical theatre.

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Grappling With Beckett

UMO explores the essential themes of Samuel Beckett’s prose using a giant teeter totter, ropes and pulleys. Five archetypal Beckett characters tackle love, life, death and going-on in typical Beckett fashion: with humor, metaphor, stillness and gross indecency; creating a visceral experience of Beckett.

UMO explores the essential themes of Samuel Beckett’s prose.

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“Ever tried, ever failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail Better.” – Samuel Beckett

A love story, between UMO and Beckett. With a teeter totter. And ropes.

UMO explores the thoughts, themes, characters and images inspired by the writing of Samuel Beckett with FAIL BETTER, their critically acclaimed love letter to Samuel Beckett. Five archetypal Beckett characters tackle love, life, death, and going-on in typical Beckett fashion: with humor, metaphor, stillness, and gross indecency - creating a living, visceral experience. 

“UMO Ensemble’s remarkable tribute to [Beckett’s] genius, FAIL BETTER is a mesmerizing production... a visual delight and an intellectual teaser.” - The Seattle Times

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MARCH 2019 - TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY

VASHON: Thursday, March 7, 7:30pm

Open Space for Arts & Community

MOUNT VERNON: Friday, March 8, 7:30pm

McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center

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