Beckett in The Barn - Endgame

This fall Hudson Players Club presents Beckett in the Barn with Samuel Beckett’s Endgame.

Hudson Players Club is teaming up with local merchants and artisans, the 2 Barn Owls, to mount Beckett’s classic dystopian tale in the 2 Barn Owls Barn Gallery and Boutique at 420 Main Road in Hudson.

Performances will be from Saturday, October 14 to Wednesday, October 18.

The one-act play follows four characters, Hamm, Clov, Nagg and Nell, as they desperately (and often comically) attempt to hold on to daily rituals in a futile attempt to create some sense of order within the repetitive nothingness of their existence.

With only 50 seats available per show, this production will give theatre-goers a truly intimate experience. It’s a great opportunity to see local Hudson talent taking on one of theatre’s most challenging and visceral plays.

Tickets available below or at the 2 Barn Owls in Hudson. Limited tickets available..

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Saturday October 14 @ 8pm

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Sunday October 15 @ 8pm

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Monday October 16 @ 8pm

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Tuesday October 17 @ 8pm

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Wednesday October 18 @ 8pm

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Tickets Also on Sale at 2 Barn Owls 420 Main Road Hudson Qc.

Our Cast of Players

Glen Robinson as Hamm

Glen is a not so recent graduate of the Dawson College Professional Theatre Program.This is Glen’s fourth appearance in a Hudson Players Club production. Glen has appeared in the Shakespeare by the Lake productions of For the Love of Shakespeare as well as As You Like It as Touchstone and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Bottom.

Calder Levine as Clov

Recently, Calder performed at Winnipeg’s Fringe Fest 2017 in a mysterious sci-fi play, entitled God is an Iron. He has performed in classics by playwrights such as Shakespeare Ariel in The Tempest, and Rostand Percinet in The Romancers. He has also performed in contemporary comedies like The Widow Schwartz (his first production with Hudson Players Club), as well as children’s theatre Emmalou & The Big Ragout. He has also directed two shows: Harold Pinter’s powerful and mysterious short play, The Dumb Waiter; and for the Montreal Fringe, Brighella, a zany original Italian mobster story (think Sopranos or the Godfather) in the style of commedia dell’arte. Despite having been a part of a myriad of genres, Calder is excited to be working on an absurdist piece with HPC. The fact that it’s by the incomparable Samuel Beckett is just the icing on the cake.

Karen Delorme as Nell

Karen has been involved with the theatre since 2008, and has appeared in many Christmas pantomimes in diverse roles. Her acting career has also including, stage appearances in Lysistrata, a Beckett radio play, Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Karen also has a love for improv.

Wayne Saray as Nagg

 

Wayne is thrilled to be part of the Hudson Players Club production of this visionary work by Samuel Beckett. He most recently appeared on the Hudson Village Theatre stage in HPC’s 2016 production of The Great Gatsby and, in 2015, in HPC’s Shakespeare by the Lake production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has also appeared on the Lakeshore Players stage in You Can’t Take It With You (2013), Not Now, Darling (2015), and The Curious Savage (2016), which he also produced and was nominated for a Montreal English Theatre Award (META).

Wayne will be producing HPC’s still to be determined spring 2018 production, which will mark the Club’s 70th anniversary. He is eternally grateful to his wife, Sharon, who has always encouraged him to get out and play. 

A special word of thanks to the 2 Barn Owls for offering us a wonderfully unique venue. Finally, Wayne would like to thank director Chris Gobeil, the gifted cast and crew, and the generous volunteers of the Hudson Players Club for their time, creativity and innumerable talents in bringing these extraordinary works to you, our audiences, without whom all we would have are words on a page.

Our Production Team

Director – Chris Gobeil

Along with being Treasurer of the Hudson Players Club for several years now, Chris has worn many hats:  he played Don Pedro in Hudson Players Club’s first Shakespeare by the Lake presentation of Much Ado About Nothing in 2013; he produced the play As You Like It for Shakespeare by the Lake the following year; and in 2016 he wrote and directed For the Love of Shakespeare, also for Shakespeare by the Lake.  He also directed a live production of the radio play All That Fall by Samuel Beckett for the club in 2016.

“I would like to thank the Hudson Players Club for the marvellous opportunities that they have given me over the years. Being able to direct Endgame in particular has been a dream of mine for a very long time. With our wonderful, talented cast, and all the incredible dedicated folks backstage, I know we will be able to bring this play to life and do justice to the genius that Beckett brought to his playwriting.”

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Producer – Elizabeth Harwood

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Stage Manager – Karen Walker

John Sheridan

Publicity – John Sheridan

Andrew Richardson

Technical Director – Andrew Richardson