Saturday, May 01, 2010

Tucson: LTW's Reader's Theatre presents "Endgame"


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Live Theatre Workshop's
Reader's Theatre proudly presents:


By Samuel Beckett
Directed by
John Mills


Written some five years after Waiting for Godot, which brought Samuel Beckett  international celebrity, Endgame (1957) is an equally powerful work in the radically innovative absurdist mode. Four battered survivors of some sort of global catastrophe, believing themselves the sole survivors, contemplate their inevitable and rapidly approaching ends with a variety of stratagems: mordant gallows humor, time-killing routines, half-hearted verbal sparring, remembrance of things past.  Through it all, Beckett's dialogue, crafted with the precision of poetry, resonates with witty and poignant reflections on the human condition itself.  As Hamm, the central character, says: "You're on earth, there's no cure for that." Beckett (1906-1989) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.


This staged reading is directed by John Mills, who also plays Nagg. Roberta Streicher plays Nell, Cliff Madison plays Clov, and Bill Epstein plays Hamm. The director will provide a very brief introduction before the play, then join the other actors and the audience for a talk-back immediately following the
The performance will be May 16
 at 7:00 pm.
  Seating is limited.
Call 327-4242 for reservations!


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