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Endgame

by Samuel Beckett
directed by Christopher Bayes

Jun 02, 2005 — Jun 26, 2005

“…a vividly atmospheric Court Theatre production directed by Christopher Bayes.” -Chicago Tribune 

“…energizing and engaging… director Christopher Bayes has given us… his vivid, anything but minimalist, marvelously acted production.. ” -Sun-Times

“…the actors bask in the poetry of the language, imbuing it with rhythm and cadences not often heard in Beckett’s most despairing work.” -New City Stage

The world is coming to an end and it may be less a terror than a relief. This modernist classic finds the blind, bullying Hamm and his shambling, idiotic servant Clov trapped in a strange room. Nagg and Nell, Hamm’s elderly parents, are kept in ashbins, left to their feeble memories. A witty parable of human fate in a falling world, this apocalyptic romp is at times frightening and sad, but also offers us glimpses of happiness and beauty through clown-like characters and ironic humor.

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