Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland presents
Samuel Beckett's The End
"Lovett's capacity to hold an audience is remarkable. His voice control and subtle shifts of expression and movement seem effortless." The Guardian
Arriving at the Redfern on a tidal wave of international acclaim, the Irish theatre company Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland presents a mesmerizing theatrical adaptation of The End, a short story by Samuel Beckett. Started in english and finished in french, and performed here as a one-man show by the masterful storyteller Conor Lovett. In it a man recounts an episode late in his life when, having been expelled from an institution of care, he finds his own way in the world. He meets a variety of characters and situations before finally lying down to let life ebb away. It is one of Beckett's most complete, most compelling and most beautiful works and is a Gare St Lazare favourite.
Told with humanistic insight and wry Irish wit, The End is a remarkable story brought to life by the dazzling talents of its performer. As The Los Angeles Times raves, “One could hardly come up with a better human instrument to intone the sonorous waves of Samuel Beckett's blasphemous comic prose than Conor Lovett.”
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.