Join us at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre for our performance of Endplay, a vibrant dance piece inspired by one of Samuel Bechett’s short dramas!
Conceived and directed by Julia Rhoads, Endplay uses Beckett’s Come and Go as a point of departure. The piece highlights a group of characters whose rituals and games serve as a means of affirming themselves as they are lost in a cycle of endless repetition.
“…a zany comedy that deftly mixes quirky silences, musical chairs-style games, some lovely rural-tinged romantic interludes and even a nutty tea party.”
” Rhoads took a short Samuel Beckett play for a ride and never looked back.”
Time Out Chicago’s 10 Best dance moments of the decade
Also performing: Square the Circle will play a set inspired by Beckett’s work, and members of the celebrated Chicago theatre collectives The Neo-Futurists and Theater Oobleck will team up to perform selections from their wildly acclaimed show The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett As Found In An Envelope (partially burned) In A Dustbin In Paris Labeled “Never to be performed. Never. Ever. EVER! Or I’ll Sue! I’LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!”.
Also included is food, drink and a crash course in the world of Beckett.
Friday, May 21, 5:30 pm – FREE!
Steppenwolf Garage Theatre, 1624 N Halsted, Chicago
This event is free, but you must RSVP to Steppenwolf Audience Services at (312) 335 1650