ENDGAME 

by Samuel Beckett

produced by

iTE-San Francisco

performed by

Greg Young

Oleg Liptsin

Phil Estrin

Gale Bradley



directed by

Oleg Liptsin

 

technical assistance

Fritz Zimmerman

Edward Boenig

 

    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.

in memory of Barbara Bray

"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness,

I grant you that.  But..."

HAMM: She was bonny once, like a flower of the field. (With reminiscent leer.) And a great one for the men! CLOV: We too were bonny—once. It's a rare thing not to have been bonny—once.

(Pause.)

Gail Bradley

- Nell

Daryn O'Patry

rehearsed Clov but had to leave us on personal reasons

we miss Daryn

 

Phil Estrin

plays Nagg

Performances at Royce Gallery
in San Francisco
2901 Mariposa St.
 July  11 - 20, 2013
on Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 pm
(doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: by phone - 510.854.6242
by email - ITEtheater@gmail.com
on web - www.brownpapertickets.com

Barbara Bray

(24 Nov.1924 - 25 Feb.2010)

Samuel Beckett

(13 Apr.1906 - 22 Dec.1989)

Greg Young - Hamm

     ""If you see one "different" show this year, make it "Endgame", one of the few Beckett productions I've ever seen that grasps his humor and melancholy humanity whole, framing his quarter of "fantastics" with the clockwork of theater that makes them tick, stricking the hour of heartbeat and laughter.""

Ken Bullock, The Berkeley Daily Planet

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Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.