A.C.T. Performs Endgame and Play - A Beckett Double Bill
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The last date listed for Endgame and Play was Sunday June 3, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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I am a Samuel Beckett fan and a Bill Irwin fan and so I was well prepared to enjoy this show. We had inexpensive seats in the back of the mezzanine and we were able to see everything perfectly. There were moments of humor and moments of horror and sadness. Above all I enjoy the words and the words were well conveyed. I was not blown away, but it was an enjoyable evening of thoughtful theater.
Quotes & Highlights
- "[Endgame is] monstrously funny ... [with] striking vision." --New York Times
- "[Irwin] can turn something as simple as sitting on a stone or wiping his shoe into a poetic comedy." --San Francisco Chronicle
Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Carey Perloff