April 25, 2010

Endgame at The Undermain

(Dallas) – seen tonight; utterly brilliant on all levels. This play launched a thousand literary/artistic ships, and I doubt you'll ever find it better-acted or -produced.

Per Wikipedia,

"The protagonist of the play is Hamm, an aged master who is blind and not able to stand up, and his servant Clov, who cannot sit down. They exist in a location by the sea, although the dialogue suggests that there is nothing left outside – no sea, no sun, no clouds. The two characters, mutually dependent, have been fighting for years and continue to do so as the play progresses. Clov always wants to leave but never seems to be able. Also present are Hamm's legless parents Nagg and Nell, who live in rubbish bins downstage and initially request food or argue inanely."
If that doesn't snag you, what will. More info, tix at Undermain.

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