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Springfield StageWorks presents

Endgame
by Samuel Beckett

NOVEMBER 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2005
STATE THEATRE -- SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

directed by Larry Coressel

Hamm -- Wayne Justice

Clov -- K.L.Storer

Nagg -- Ron Weber

Nell -- Nancy Mahoney

stage manager -- Monica Boone
assistant director -- Doug Baumle
box office -- Crystal Stevens

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State Theatre marquee
State Theatre marquee.
Cast and crew: Nancy, Ron, K.L., Larry, Crystal, Wayne, and Monica
Cast & crew:
Nancy, Ron, K.L., Larry, Crystal, Wayne, and Monica.
Clov looks out the window
Clov looks out the window.
Hamm is about to awaken
Hamm is about to awaken.
Nagg peaks out of his trash bin
Nagg peaks out of his trash bin.
Nell peaks out of her trash bin
Nell peaks out of her trash bin.
Upper level of the theatre, behind the ENDGAME stage area
Upper level of the theatre, behind the Endgame stage area.

The ENDGAME stage looking up left
The Endgame stage looking up left.
The ENDGAME stage, again
The Endgame stage, again.
The ENGGAME stage looking up right
The Endgame stage looking up right.
Nell's and Nagg's trash bins
Nell's and Nagg's trash bins.
Cast and crew: Nancy, Ron, K.L., Crystal, Wayne, and Monica
Cast & crew:
Nancy, Ron, K.L., Crystal, Wayne, and Monica.
Ron does Wayne's make-up
Ron does Wayne's make-up.
Nancy in the bigness of the space
Nancy in the bigness of the space.

Hamm off on a tangent
Hamm off on a tangent.
Monica and Larry prep Wayne, pre-show
Monica and Larry prep Wayne, pre-show.
Clov stands still
Clov stands still.
Hamm yacks, Clov stares
Hamm yacks, Clov stares.
Hamm at the start
Hamm at the start.
Nagg and Hamm
Nagg & Hamm.
Nell and Nagg
Nell & Nagg.

Nell listens (?)
Nell listens (?).
Clov: not listening
Clov: not listening.
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"Greyyyyy".
Hamm's dog
Hamm's dog....
He's a kind of Pomeranian
"....He's a kind of Pomeranian."
Hamm and his 'Old Stancher'
Hamm & his "Old Stancher."
Kiss me.
"Kiss me.".

I have a flea!
"I have a flea!
Unless it's a crab louse!"
BAck stage for Clov.
Back stage for Clov.
Let us pray to God.
"Let us pray to God."
Hamm & his gaff.
Hamm & his gaff.
Nell and Nagg try to kiss.
Nell & Nagg try to kiss.
Clov with the insecticide.
Clov with the insecticide.
'Feels like a ray of sunshine.'
"Feels like a ray of sunshine."

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Hamm -- he's nuts, ya know?.
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Unrequited kiss.
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Here's an alarm clock ring for ya. Ya bastard.
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What the F@#%$ wrong with Clov?.
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Nell & Nagg.
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The Dog.
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Cast & crew with director Larry holding the gaff.

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Hope it breaks yer damn ear drum!.
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Hamm & his "Pomeranian."
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Make-up time.

Who said it was for the show?

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Monica sets Hamm before the doors open while Larry looks on.
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An audience shot. There's at least one actor in the pic; can you spot him or her?
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The audience watches Clov's opening sequence of bits.
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Clov opens the curtains.

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Clov un-sheets Hamm.
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Hamm begins an evening of pontificating about nothing.
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"I'll leave you. I have things to do."
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Hamm gives Dad greif.
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Nagg listens to his son's nonsense.
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Nagg tells his shaggy dog story.
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"Ahhh, yesterday!"

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Stage space viewed from back above the audience.
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Clov stands there -- or, is he really there?
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Hamm discards himself of his things while Clov watches -- if he's really there to watch.
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"Old Stauncher. You remain.
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Besides the two on stage, that other actor is visible.
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Nagg & that damned story!
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Nell, actually making something close to sense.

Yes, Clov, Nagg is still there
Yes, Clov, Nagg is still there.
'I Can't be punished anymore.'
"I Can't be punished anymore."
Babble, babble, babble...
Babble, babble, babble...
Nagg listens to the babble
Nagg listens to the babble.
Nagg tells his story
Nagg tells his story.
Clov tries to ignore Hamm
Clov tries to ignore Hamm.
Clov REALLY ignores Hamm
Clov really ignores Hamm.

Hamm and his 'dog,' again
Hamm and his "dog," again.
Nell and Nagg
Nell & Nagg.
Clov opens the curtains
Clov opens the curtains.
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Clov & Hamm in the morning.
Hamm after awkening
Hamm after awkening.
Still ignoring that damned Hamm
Still ignoring that damned Hamm.
'I tell you, I don't complain.'
"I tell you, I don't complain."

...babble, babble, babble....
...babble, babble, babble....
'And so it goes.'
"And so it goes."
'I'll wait for HIM to whistle me.'
"I'll wait for him to whistle me."
A rest in the babble.
A rest in the babble.
Ignoring Hamm again.
Ignoring Hamm again.
'Finished, it's finished, nearly finished, it must be, nearly finished.'
"Finished, it's finished, nearly finished, it must be, nearly finished."
Hamm, about to babble
Hamm, about to babble.

Hamm and Clov
Hamm & Clov.
Hamm whistles for Clov
Hamm whistles for Clov.
Hamm babbles; Clov ignores
Hamm babbles; Clov ignores.
Listen to the ringing
Listen to the ringing.
Something is about to happen.
Something is about to happen.
'The whole UNIVERSE' stinks of corpses
"The whole universe" stinks of corpses.
'Why this farce, day after day?'
"Why this farce, day after day?"

'I once knew a madman who thought the end of the world had come.'
"I once knew a madman who thought the end of the world had come."
'Did I Move?' -- 'No.'
"Did I move?" -- "No."
'Yesterday! What does that mean? Yesterday!'
"Yesterday! What does that mean? Yesterday!"
and more blah blah blah...
& more blah blah blah...
'There are so many terrible things.'
"There are so many terrible things."
'It's not a REAL dog; it can't GO.'
"It's not a real dog; it can't go."
Hamm goes nowhere.
Hamm goes nowhere.

'Will you not kiss me?'
"Will you not kiss me?"
and even more blah blah blah...
& even more blah blah blah...
Hamm and Clov, looking; looking.
Hamm & Clov, looking; looking.
B - r - r - r - r - r - i - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - .
B - r - r - r - r - r - i - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n -
n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - g!
n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - n - g!
Blah-blah-blah. Blah-blah. Blah, blah, blah.
Blah-blah-blah. Blah-blah. Blah, blah, blah.
Mmmm-doobey-doo-doo.
Mmmm - doobey - doo - doo.

'Old endgame lost of old.'
"Old endgame lost of old."
Huh
Huh.
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R - I - N - G - !.
Let's close with dignity.
Let's close with dignity.