The Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett as never seen before! Original and innovative interpretation of the most enigmatic postmodernist play acknowledging the influence of Laurel-and-Hardy's seriocomic acting style set on a computer animated stage. What's seen as an endgame between the characters onstage, we glimpse at a different angle, perpendicular to the spectators and their sense of expectation--a game with theater, the public, with ending the play, using that game as a language in a dialogue with the audience. ITE's production of Endgame aims at the humorous, humane side of Beckett's masterpiece and its paradoxical vision of ending as a preposition for continuation, obstacle as a cause of movement, game as a source of life. Barbara Bray, Beckett's longtime companion, was the one who showed us this side of him: critical of life as it's lived, but always in touch with it and full of feeling. We dedicate our performance to her memory.
Directed by Russian/American theater master Oleg Liptsin. Performed by: Greg Young, Oleg Liptsin, Phil Estrin and Gale Bradley. Technical support - Fritz ZImmerman. Complimentary refreshments available before and after the show. Endgame is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Royce Gallery (View)
2901 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110