( Wed., Nov. 2, 2011 - Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 )
Historic Playmakers Theater, 122 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Samuel Beckett's Endgame and Watt: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. (Watt); & Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. (Endgame)
"Dublin's illustrious Gate Theatre started the acting careers of Orson Welles and James Mason, enjoyed a close association with the late Harold Pinter and became the first company in the world to present a full retrospective of the 19 stage plays of Samuel Beckett - a towering figure in 20th-century theater and one of the great Irish humorists. Beckett's Endgame tells the comical tale of the aged and blind Hamm and his servant Clov, co-existing in a mutually dependent and fractious relationship with only Hamm's parents, legless from a biking accident, for company. Watt is Beckett's hilarious study of obsessional neurosis, adapted from his autobiographical novel."