In this Shakespearean-style drama about the Emperor Nero, the tyrant and his entourage have outlived the Roman era and survive in limbo, awaiting Nero's return to earthly power. Nero has acquired a movie camera, and has commissioned the playwright Seneca the Younger to write a screenplay in which Nero re-enacts his life and crimes, using his entourage as actors – and victims. Nero is played by Ric Bennett, a Woodstock Players regular: he was Goering in Midget in a Catsuit Reciting Spinoza, Harry in Hedgerow Specimen, and Cervantes in the Rhinebeck Theater of the Arts revival of Magus. Doug Hoffman is Seneca; Deborah Temple is Pomponia, Nero's wife; Lachlan Brook's Seneca's daughter Aemilia, and Phillip X Levine, veteran of half a dozen Woodstock Players productions, plays Pollio. Costume and set designs are, as ever, by the Woodstock Players' Company Manager and resident Designer, Claire Lambe. For the dance sequences the Woodstock Players are indebted to the noted choreographer Dan Safer, whose dance company, Witness Relocation, a jewel of the cutting-edge avant-garde contemporary dance scene, nationally and internationally.
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Carey Harrison is Hamm David Smilow is Nagg Sarah Chodoff is Nell Mikhail Horowitz is Clov
...an outstanding production of End Game. What a good choice of this play. At least to me, it amplified this most secretive inner dialogue concerning resignation in both life, and death. (Kim Alderman)
An excellent Endgame! Enjoyed it immensely. Carey Harrison and Mik Horowitz made me really feel it, and made me laugh. The parents - perfect. As always Claire Lambe’s design is just right, the set, costumes, props, all hit the mark. Direction, stage management...lights, tech. WOW. That intimate little Byrdcliffe stage was charged . (Joan Elliot)
You guys got it DOWN! I think Sam B'd proud! (Barbara Lubell)
Fantastic production...kudos all around! (Tom Grasso, editor of Roll Magazine)
Wonderful performances by all - and Claire's witty set and costumes always a delight! (Carole Bugge, novelist and playwright)Click to return to Top of page or here to Contact Us