Possum Point Players' On The Edge To Present Workshop Of Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME
Possum Point Players invite the public to join them for a close up look at the inner workings of the Possum Point Players' affiliate On The Edge on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30, or Sunday November 10 at 2:00 for a workshop presentation of Samuel Beckett's End Game. Tickets are not reserved and are available at the door for $10.
Endgame is a haunting tale which explores the human experience in the face of a catastrophic event. According to director Jim DeBastiani of Georgetown: "It will be less of a performance and more of a creative work in progress workshop," he says. "We would like our audience to become active members of our process, having opportunities to suggest different approaches to the script as well as different interpretations. For the really ambitious audience members, we will offer the roles of Nagg and Nell," he concludes.
According to DeBastiani, Beckett likes this sort of exploration. With a tight script that refuses to allow the actor to relax, he weaves a tale that is at once simplistic and ambiguous. Harold Hobson of The Sunday Times wrote: "...Mr. Beckett is a poet; and the business of a poet is not to clarify, but to suggest; to imply, to employ words with auras of association, beyond the compass of explicit definition." It is exactly this that allows simplicity to reside hand in hand with ambiguity and permits each member of the audience to bring personal experiences to the theater creating different levels of understanding.
Aside from audience volunteers, members of the cast include Chuck Rafferty of Laurel as Hamm and Fred Dean of Georgetown as Clov. DeBastiani in addition to directing will fill in the remainder of the roles if no audience member(s) elect(s) to do so.
Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.