Published on: November 13, 2008
The public is invited to join theatrical players from Lone Star College-Kingwood's Drama Department for the upcoming stage production of Endgame opening Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the SFA Performing Arts Theatre.
Endgame, Samuel Beckett's one-act play for four characters published in 1957, is commonly considered to be among Beckett's most important works. Referring to the final portion of a chess game, this play explores the meaning of life and why we strive to exist. It's a period known as "Theatre of the Absurd", a major shift in thinking about how theatre explores the world around us. This is a classic masterpiece of minimalism.
"This show has been a fascinating departure from our usual line-up. Endgame allows us, as theatre artists, to drastically expand our creativity and theatrical skills. Kalliope Vlahos has designed and created an entire bombed-out subway station on our stage and in the audience. Kingwood theatre goers will have never seen anything like it!" says LSC-Kingwood Director of Theatre, Eric Skiles.
The cast includes Marrilynn Ready as Hamm, Jesse Anholt as Clov, Daniel Calderon as Nagg, and Megan Sorley as Nell.
This production is suitable for children age 12 or over.
Additional performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22; and a matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors (55+) and $5 for students. All tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 281-312-1532.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit lonestar.edu.