IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
nimbus 2004 season opens with Endgame at Xelias Studios
March 9, 2004
Minneapolis, MN (March 9, 2004)-- Somewhere between life and death, just short of the night but far past dawn, four spectral characters wait in vain for the end. The end of the world, the end of their lives—the end of something . . . anything. Not quite comedy, not quite tragedy, nimbus opens its 2004 season with the Samuel Beckett’s modern classic Endgame. In Endgame, Beckett shares a grim joke about the futility of life. Meet: Hamm, an ancient, blind tycoon (or is it buffoon?) still bellowing orders from his wheelchair. His manservant and slave, Clov, whose only defense against an eternity of meaningless errands is his sharp tongue and endless litany of complaint. In the trashbins huddle Nell and Nagg, lost in the past, blind to the present, without hope of a future. Together they harangue and holler, joke and jab, scramble and shuffle off to extinction. Endgame will be presented at Xelias Aerial Performance Studios at 1100 Van Buren Street NE in Northeast Minneapolis. Performances are as follows: Friday, April 23—8 p.m. Saturday, April 24—8 p.m. Sunday, April 25—7 p.m. Friday, April 30—8 p.m. Saturday, May 1—8 p.m. Sunday, May 2—7 p.m. Friday, May 7—8 p.m. Saturday, May 8—8 p.m. Sunday, May 9—7 p.m. Tickets are $12.00, $16.00 to the opening night performance and gala. Tickets are available by calling nimbus at 651-229-3122. Cast and crew interviews and preview arrangements can be made by contacting Julie Swenson of Abbas PR at 952-593-5000. nimbus Creative Director Josh Cragun and his cohorts have been producing, experimental, challenging and just plain odd theatre for over five years. By our count, we’ve entertained and baffled upwards of 1,500 Twin Citians with works by Harold Pinter, local playwright Cockroach, and some of our own collaborative creations. We’re weird, we’re grassroots, we’re local and we’re making theatre like you’ve never seen before. To learn more about us, visit www.nimbustheatre.com. Cool nimbus stuff is available for purchase at www.cafeshops.com/nimbustheatre.