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'Endgame' at the Irish Repertory from the 15 Feb

Fri 28 Jan 2005 'Endgame' at the Irish Repertory from the 15 Feb Samuel Beckett's Endgame, directed by Charlotte Moore plays at at The Irish Repertory Theatre from the 15 Feb - 10 Apr 2005. Opening night is set for the 24 Feb. 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 who is reduced to living in a dirty room, in which he sits chair bound, blind and bored. His only deliverence from this interminable monotomy is the company of his ageing, legless parents, who live in garbade bins and his limping servant, Clov, 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. Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist, playwright and poet, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1969. Among his celebrated works for the Theatre are 'Waiting For Godot', 'Krapp's Last Tape' and 'Happy Days''. Over sixty books have been written about Samuel Beckett; more than any other playwright in the Twentieth Century. Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director of the Irish Repertory Theatre has most recently adapted and directed 'Finian's Rainbow'. Endgame stars Tony Roberts, whose credits include last season's, 'The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife', the original cast of Victor Victoria, and several Woody Allen films including 'Annie Hall', 'Play It Again Sam' and Stardust Memories. Also starring is Alvin Epstein, who played Clov in the American premiere of Endgame, Adam Heller, who starred in last season's, 'The Immigrant', and 'Kathryn Grody', who received the Obie Award for her appearances in 'Top Girls' and 'The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Sets are designed by Hugh Landwehr with Costume Design by Linda Fisher and Lighting Design by Clifton Taylor.

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