New York City
Christopher Bayes directs Samuel Beckett’s Endgame.
The world is coming to an end and it may be less a terror than a relief. This modernist classic finds the blind, bullying Hamm and his shambling, idiotic servant Clov trapped in a strange room. Nagg and Nell, Hamm’s elderly parents, are kept in ashbins, left to their feeble memories. A witty parable of human fate in a falling world, this apocalyptic romp is at times frightening and sad, but also offers us glimpses of happiness
and beauty through clown-like characters and ironic humor.