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Brian Shaw and Kurt Ehrmann

Brian Shaw and Kurt Ehrmann

Evan Hanover

When: Mondays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through April 5 2015
Price: $28
In Endgame, life is more than a "tale told by an idiot . . . signifying nothing," as Macbeth puts it when he's feeling blue. It's also a tale told to idiots—and no one is listening. The primary tale-teller in Samuel Beckett's 1957 absurdist classic—currently receiving an incongruously cutesy revival from the Hypocrites—is the blind, paralyzed, and imperious Hamm. He sits enthroned in a ratty armchair on casters, holding forth for an audience that includes his servant, Clov, with whom he's locked in an eternal vaudeville routine of codependent cruelty, and his legless parents, Nagg and Nell, who are kept in trash cans a la Oscar the Grouch. Continue reading >>



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