On April 6th, Arizona State University will be hosting the first public screening of a new documentary film called The Endgame Project. The following is taken from a press release featured on the documentary’s website:

Dan Moran and Chris Jones are New York actors. Both have Parkinson’s disease — a disease that affects all the elements essential to the craft of being an actor.

So it is an act of bravery for Dan and Chris to take on Samuel Beckett’s comic masterpiece, Endgame, a complex and difficult piece of theater that makes the case that “there’s nothing funnier than unhappiness.”

By performing with Parkinson’s disease while opening their lives to a documentary, these two men show that they can meet even the most difficult circumstances with aplomb, a sense of humor, and heart. [Read More]

Posted by:Rhys Tranter

Rhys Tranter is a writer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. He is the author of Beckett's Late Stage (2018), and his work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, and a number of books and periodicals. He holds a BA, MA, and a PhD in English Literature. His website RhysTranter.com is a personal journal offering commentary and analysis across literature, film, music, and the arts.

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