Sam & Jim IN HELL

Show Overview

Sam & Jim In HELL

by Jeanne Beckwith

Curtain is 7:30pm Thu/Fri/Sat; 2pm Sun: Oct 5–22.
In our theater within Montpelier City Hall!

Samuel Beckett & James Joyce discover the afterlife is not all it's cracked up to be in Jeanne Beckwith's newest comic drama.

"This production is a MUST SEE- a GOTTA GO!" - charlie mcmeekin, the herald

It's about Language, it’s about Legacy, …Oh hell, it's about Life!
Beckett and Joyce commiserate, confide, cajole, criticize, and confound each other.

They also trade wits with "The Colleen of the Gate", and contend with the women they have wronged: Beckett's wife Suzanne and Joyce's daughter Lucia. 

Lost Nation Theater presents the newest work from the writer of last season's award-winning: Both Eyes Open: The Annie Oakley Story.

 featuring Kim A Bent as Sam Beckett and Jock MacDonald as Jim Joyce.


Sam & Jim in Hell is the third full-length play by Jeanne Beckwith LNT has helped to develop and present.  

Jeanne Beckwith is an award-winning playwright whose works have been produced across the country and internationally.

Curtain is 7:30pm Thu/Fri/Sat; 2pm Sun: Oct 5–22.
Run Time is approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.

Sam & Jim in Hell - our 2023 Season Finale - will be performed in our home stage within Montpelier City Hall!
sadly, the elevator will not be able to be replaced in time for the show - but we will be live-streaming for those who aren't able to be with us in person since we cannot provide wheelchair/walker access during this emergency situation. Please call us (802-229-0492) or email for more details.

Production Team

written by Jeanne Beckwith

directed by Kathleen Keenan
costume design by Cora Fauser
lighting design by David Orlando
sound design by Andrew Vachon
scenic artist: Claiborne H Coyle
scenic design & painting: Kim Bent, Emilia Estrada, Todd Hanley, Aleta Kibler
stage management & properties design by Tara Hightower

Kim A Bent as Samuel Beckett
Amanda MacDonald as Lucia
Jock MacDonald as James Joyce
Abby Paige as Suzanne
Ruth Wallman as The Colleen of the Gate

See all the juicy details about the show and production here

Scoop Info

Sam & Jim in Hell reunites UVM Theatre alums: Kim Bent and Jock MacDonald!

 Pictured here getting together to begin to explore the script & their characters for Sam & Jim in Hell!
Kim and Jock first joined forces for LNT back in 1990's The Glass Menagerie, (as Tom & the Gentleman Caller, respectively) and later teamed up to play Austin & Lee in Sam Shepard's True West (they alternated the roles night to night).

(and here they are 20 years ago as Austin & Lee in True West)

They're already having a blast!

And undergoing transformations to become these two literary legends:









Buzz Info

"“This production is a MUST SEE- a GOTTA GO!" - charlie mcmeekin, the herald


photo courtesy of Aleta Kibler, LNT

photo of most of the production ensemble, courtesy of Jim Lowe

Media Info

Transformed! Kim Bent as Sam Beckett (l) and Jock MacDonald as James Joyce

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