by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Dan Stone
Endgame is a one-act play by Nobel Prize-winning Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and is considered a masterpiece of modernist absurdity. Endgame was originally written in French and had its world premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre in 1957. The play tells the story of four distinctive characters confined to a single room as they try to make sense of life in the aftermath of an unidentified apocalyptic disaster. In typical Beckett style, Endgame is a bleak and tragicomic examination of joy and cruelty, stasis and change, devotion and neglect, life and death.
The design concept for this production has been inspired by the hardships currently being faced by the Ukrainian citizens in eastern Ukraine who have been left in the wake of destruction, desolation and despair.