Endgame Tickets
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Endgame Tickets

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Endgame Tickets

About Endgame

Endgame, Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett’s (1906-1989) favorite play, is a tragicomedy of epic proportions. Written in a macabre intensity of mood, it represents the playwright’s fierce declaration of oblivion in a world populated with its last survivors. The play, about the end of everything, moves inexorably to its own conclusion, with its own humor bursting out of the bounds of Beckett’s dark account of the Earth’s last whimper.

Endgame tells the story of Hamm (John Douglas Thompson), who is reduced to living in one room, in which he sits blind and chair-bound. His only escape from his solitary world is the company of his aging, legless parents (Joe Grifasi and Patrice Johnson Chevannes), who live in garbage bins, and his shuffling servant, Clov (Bill Irwin), who is at his beck and call, and who, like a dog, comes when whistled for. The only thing left for Hamm is to wait for the inevitable end.

A pinnacle of Beckett’s characteristic raw minimalism, Endgame is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death. “Nothing is funnier than unhappiness” invokes Nell, which summarizes the tragicomic nature of this timeless play.

The play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1957 in French as Fin de Partie. The first English language production took place at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York in 1958. Irish Rep first presented an acclaimed production of Endgame, directed by Charlotte Moore, in 2005.

Run time

90 mins

Start date

January 25th, 2023

End date

April 9th, 2023

Categories

Age

12+

Reviews

Audiences Say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Ambitious, Clever
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Elisa 9119
Quirky, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
95 / 100
Robert 7281
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful
80 / 100
Karen 6302
Great directing, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting
90 / 100
Member 71973848
Touching, Playful, Heartrending, Intimate, Spellbinding
100 / 100
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Venue

132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, United States, 10011

Tickets

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