The SNT Drama Ljubljana rounds off the previous season 2020/21 repertoire with the absurdist-dystopian one-act play Endgame. It is considered, alongside Waiting for Godot, »tragicomedy in two acts«, one of the most celebrated works by the Irish playwright and versatile artist Samuel Beckett. Translated by Srečko Fišer. Endgame is directed, set and lighting designed by Diego de Brea. Other creative team members include Mojca Kranjc (dramaturg), Blagoj Micevski (costume designer), Metod Novak (lighting co-designer) Klasja Kovačič (language consultant), and Alja Bračun (rehearsal process observer). The cast includes Matija Rozman, Veronika Drolc, Jurij Zrnec and, alternating, Igor Samobor and Gregor Baković. The opening will take place on Saturday, 4 September at 20.00 on the Main Stage. Repeat performances will take place on 6, 7 and 8 September at 19.30 and on 9 September at 18.00 pm. Tickets for the premiere and repeat performances are available at drama.kupikarto.si and the Drama box office.
The creators of the production have dealt intensely with the issue of facing death, which is something we usually think about too little, too late and burdened by the weight of facing life’s regrets; very much like Hamm in Endgame who tries to go back to a time that has already been lost and spent. Director Diego de Brea describes Beckett’s famous play as an evocative metaphor of man’s passage from life to death. He compares it to a stormy sea full of »profound despair, anxiety and fear, but also a wild, uncontrolled longing as a necessary consequence of man’s final struggle to preserve what has already been lost«.