Arts & Events

New: Around and About Theater: An Unusual 'Endgame'

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday July 02, 2013 - 09:21:00 PM

An unusual staging of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, 'Endgame,' promising a Laurel and Hardy-style byplay between Hamm and Clov, acted on a set of digitally projected images, runs Thursdays through Saturdays, July 11-20 at 8 pm, Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa (at Harrison), San Francisco, prior to a run at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Directed by Oleg Liptsin, a masterful director and actor (he also plays Clov), veteran of great theater troupes that toured out of Moscow, 'Endgame' is, among other things, something that enables a spectator to see Beckett's impact on Pinter, whose seemingly savage plays are now often performed with a comic touch. Liptsin's one of the very finest theater artists in the Bay Area--this shouldn't be missed! ($20-$24 includes refreshments:, first Thursday preview: $18. 510-854-6242,