Endgame

By Samuel Beckett

Directed by Geoff Elliott

Now - Nov 23, 2013

“GO!” – LA Weekly
“A superb revival…spot-on” – LA Weekly

Considered by many to be Nobel Prize recipient Samuel Beckett’s greatest work, Endgame mixes beauty, vitality, and wry humor in this devastating distillation of the human condition.

Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

Endgame is a single act play with four characters set in a shelter. Hamm, his servant Clov, and his parents Nell and Nagg all stay in the room, each with their own weaknesses, causing them to be dependent on one another. Nell and Nagg are both legless and live in two trash cans alongside one another. Hamm is blind and immobilized, but he controls access to the cupboard containing food necessary for survival. Clov moves Hamm around the room and completes simple tasks such as opening the curtains to view the nothingness outside and fetching Hamm’s stuffed dog. Throughout the play, Hamm engages his servant in mind games meant to distract him from his terror of dying.

SYMPOSIA WITHIN

FREE to all Endgame ticket holders. Richard Hornby will join A Noise Within artists in a lively and in-depth, pre-show discussion on the play.

Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30pm