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Rosaleen Linehan and Des Keogh in the Gate Theatre’s production of Beckett’s Endgame, to be performed Wednesday and Friday at UNC’s Historic PlayMakers Theatre.

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Rosaleen Linehan and Des Keogh in the Gate Theatre’s production of Beckett’s Endgame, to be performed Wednesday and Friday at UNC’s Historic PlayMakers Theatre.

Samuel Beckett Plays 

When: Nov. 2-5 2011

Look, which would you rather have: gallows humor or no humor at all? Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett became one of the most distinctive voices of the 20th century by excavating some of the darker parts of the human psyche. Black comedy is a fundamental component in both of the one-acts Dublin's Gate Theatre performs in rotation at Memorial Hall through Saturday night.

Adapted from Beckett's Resistance-era novel, Watt documents the increasingly exasperated attempts of the title character to impose order on an absurd country estate. In his darker Endgame, what just might be the final joke of civilization plays out among a quartet trapped in a house at the edge of a dead sea.

Endgame runs Wednesday and Friday nights; Watt plays Thursday and Saturday. Wednesday and Thursday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; on Friday and Saturday, curtains at 8. —Byron Woods

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