"Endgame" by Samuel Beckett, the second of the Season Too! student-directed productions at Frostburg State University, will be presented Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9 in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre at 8 p.m.
Much like its famous predecessor, "Waiting for Godot," this 1957 play uses setting, characters, dialogue and minimal plot to explore the general meaninglessness of life. The four characters - Hamm, Clov, Nagg and Nell - are trapped in a shelter and await death. The plot, such as it is, consists mainly of the characters' discussions on the general pointlessness of life, along with their absurd actions underscoring the theme. As in life, the characters run the gamut of emotions ranging from scorn and despair to sardonic humor, from hopelessness to hatred.
Billy Carter directs this production of "Endgame." Hamm, the play's tyrant, is played by David Lowe. John Bennett plays Clov, the slave. The remaining two characters, Nell (Brynne Kessler) and Nagg (Scott Deans), are an elderly couple who live in two ashcans.
Tickets are $2 and are available by reservation only. Seating is limited, and no tickets will be sold at the door. For information and reservations, call 301-687-4145.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.
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