Endgame

Media Title

No theater company in Philadelphia presents a greater variety of genres and styles than the Arden Theatre Company. However, even for a company that prides itself on its diversity (the troupe’s mission is to tell stories on stage), the Arden’s production of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist comedy Endgame is a bit of a departure. A chilling portrait of a post apocalyptic world, the show’s two characters differences are so acute that on the surface they are at odds. In truth though the pair complement each other: Hamm (Scott Greer) can’t stand up; Clov (James Ijames) can’t sit down; Hamm is aggressive; Clov is passive. Alone they couldn’t survive. Artistic director Terry Nolen says the Arden selects classic plays “when there seems to a perfect match of actor and role.” In Greer and Ijames he would seem to have his actors, and if director Ed Sobel is at ease as he was with Superior Donuts and Clybourne Park, Endgame should be a winner. —J.C.R.

2pm. $36. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St. 215.922.1122. ardentheatre.org

AVERAGE USER RATING

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Rate this listing

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
2pm. $36.

WHERE
Arden Theater , 40 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 01/20/2013. .

FOR MORE INFO

Report A Correction
Add to favoritesAdd to Favorites PrintPrint Send to friendSend to Friend

SORT EVENTS

S M T W T F S
01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
PreviousJul 2013Next
PW EVENT SERIES