One is blind and unable to stand; his servant is unable to sit. A mother and father live in neighboring dustbins and neither has legs.

“Endgame” by Samuel Beckett is an absurdist one-act play featuring the tyrannical Hamm and his trusty servant, Clov. The College of St. Scholastica’s production, directed by Merry Renn Vaughan, opens Friday.

When the show premiered at Cherry Lane Theatre in 1958, a reviewer for the New York Times said the play by the “Waiting for Godot” author was “impressive in the macabre intensity of mood.”

Brooks Atkinson also wrote in his review: “Don’t expect this column to give a coherent account of what - if anything - happens. Almost nothing happens in the sense of action.”

 

GO SEE IT What: College of St. Scholastica’s production of “Endgame” by Samuel Beckett

When: Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday; runs 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through April 13

Where: St. Scholastica Theatre

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students at spotlight.css.edu or at (218) 723-7000

 

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