SynopsisMasterful storyteller Frank Galati makes sense of Beckett’s profound exploration of the most mysterious corners of the human mind. Swerving from the magnificent to the miniscule and from the profound to the profoundly ridiculous, a powerful all-ensemble cast brings to life this epic tale set in a tiny room. Endgame is a compelling exploration of the stories we construct to make sense of our lives that will have you talking all night long. Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett is the author of more than 25 plays and novels including Waiting for Godot, Happy Days and Krapp’s Last Tape, produced at Steppenwolf in 1978. An adaptor and director, as well as an actor, Tony® Award-winner Frank Galati's Steppenwolf credits include Kafka on the Shore, after the quake and The Grapes of Wrath among others. Broadway directing credits include Ragtime and The Grapes of Wrath, and he appears as Prospero this spring in Steppenwolf’s production of The Tempest.
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"Galati and his actors find the sweet spot between dark humor and simple darkness." - Time Out Chicago
"Clear, thoughtful, alternately mysterious and comic." - Chicago Sun-Times
Artistic Director Martha Lavey on Samuel Beckett's masterpiece
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Artistic Director Martha Lavey talks with Director Frank Galati