Network ensemble presents 'Endgame'
After the holocaust the faintest flicker of humanity plays out its final story. Samuel Beckett explores the end of mankind in his play “Endgame,” to be produced in Ann Arbor by the Performance Network.
"Endgame” will be presented Oct. 14-16 and 21-23 at the Network’s space at 408 W. Washington. All shows will begin at 8:05 p.m. Tickets will cost $5 per person and $3 per person for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available at the Michigan Theatre or at the door.
Humanity’s last household, according to Beckett, is inhabited by an unusual family. Hamm, the protagonist, is blind and cannot walk. His servant Clov can walk but cannot sit. Hamm keeps his parents Nagg and Nell in trash cans for putting him on earth.
HAMM IS PLAYED by Robert Beaupre, a founding member of the Black Sheep Theater Company who left three years ago to tour his original one-man show on Hemingway - “Hem.” Joey Golden as Clov is a threatre graduate of Eastern Michigan University and was most recently seen in the title role of “The Good Doctor” at the Black Sheep.
Playing Nagg is David Bernstein, a partner and founding member of the Performance Network. Bernstein has been theater director of the Ann Arbor Medieval Festival since its inception. Sandy Ryder plays the role of Nell. A University of Michigan theater graduate, Ryder has been involved with many drama troupes including Wild Swan Theatre, Black Sheep Theatre and many Medieval Festivals.
Directing “Endgame” is David Hunsberger, former director/actor with the Black Sheep. He was last seen on stage in Common Ground’s production of “False Promises.”