Beckett’s “Endgame” at Williams College [Berkshire on Stage]
Williams College Theatre Department is proud to present Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. Written and first performed in 1957, Endgame was Beckett’s first play after he garnered international acclaim with Waiting for Godot four years earlier. Shorter and more theatrically compact than Godot, the play is set in a small bunker surrounded by a barren landscape: “there is no more nature.”
Yet despite the desperate circumstances of its four trapped characters, Endgame retains the unique mixture of sharp humor and vivid characterization that marks all of Beckett’s plays. The combination of catastrophe and comedy, of bleak reality and sharp-edged wit, creates a theatrical tour de force that many claim to be the Nobel laureate’s true masterpiece. Thursday-Saturday (March 10-12) at 7:30pm at Williams College’s ’62 Center’s CenterStage in Williamstown. Tickets are $3.