By Lucy Foster
14 July 2008

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    As part of the 2008 Lincoln Center festival, actor Ralph Fiennes will be performing  First Love a Samuel Beckett drama, directed by Michael Colgan. First Love is the story of a homeless man who “encounters a woman while sleeping on a park bench”. The drama is 55 minutes long and is in preview Sunday, July 20th and July 21st, will additional performances on July 22nd, 24th, and 25th, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College. There is a total of eight performances scheduled. 
   Ralph Fiennes is also scheduled for a unique reading, Beckett Poetry & Prose, on Sunday July 27th with Barry McGovern and friends. The one hour reading will take place at the Gerald W. Theatre. On July 26th, Liam Neeson and Barry McGovern are also scheduled for a program of the Beckett Poetry & Prose reading. Tickets for each reading event are $20 and $40. 
   In addition, two other Samuel Beckett dramas are scheduled to be performed with actors Liam Neeson and Barry McGovern. Liam Neeson will be performing Eh Joe (July 16, 20, 22, 23, 25–27) and Irish actor Barry McGovern performing I’ll Go On (July 17–19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27).
   The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre is located on 899 Tenth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets. Tickets are available at  www.Lincolncenter.org or by calling Centercharge: 212–721–6500.