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7 February @ 8.00 pm - 9.30 pmFree, but contribution welcome
Waiting for Godot may be his best-known play, but Endgame runs it pretty close – and some would say that it’s a better piece of work, shorter and more tightly focussed. Danú Dubai’s production should give us the chance to make up our own minds.
Endgame is an absurdist post-apocalyptic tragicomedy with nothing left apart from a man who can’t stand, a man who can’t sit, and two OAPs who can’t move. Hamm is blind and unable to stand; Clov, his servant, is unable to sit; Hamm’s father and mother, Nagg and Nell, are legless and live in dustbins. They all inhabit a single room that has two windows (though there may be nothing at all outside). They’re all frightened of life, and they’re frightened of life ending. Endgame gives us life, death, art, and human existence – the entire human condition, in fact – in less than 90 minutes.
Padraig Downey (one of our 50 To Follow) directs Bryan MacKenzie as Hamm, Ronan Dennehy as Clov, and Gwen Watson and Campbell Tennis as Nell and Nagg.