Gemma Whelan


by Samuel Becket

Wilde Irish Productions

Nov – Dec, 2003


  • “The knockout production of Samuel Beckett’s modern classic ...” “It’s a tremendous play, and this is one terrific production.”

    Berkeley Daily Planet

  • “Endgame...receives a riveting interpretation by a brilliant cast and Gemma Whelan’s flawless direction ...”

    West County Times

  • “Esta fantástica pieza teatral, tal vez la mejor de Beckett, es dirigida excepcionalmente por la directora Gemma Whelan ...” “El grupo de actores es perfecto para la ocasión, al parecer ellos han salido del libro directamente al escenario.”

    San Francisco Tribune


Samuel Beckett’s Endgame is a poetic exploration of the nature of the human condition. In this bleak universe, all is distilled down to the barest of essentials; the meaning conveyed in shimmering silences, the musicality of the speech and in the answering echoes of heartbreak and longing and loss.


Photos © 2003 Adam Liberman


Robert Hamm* / HAMM
Steve Nye / CLOV
Martin Waldron / NAGG
Breda Courtney / NELL


Gemma Whelan~ / DIRECTOR
Michael Locher / SCENIC DESIGN
Taisia Nikonishchenko / COSTUME DESIGN, MAKEUP
Malcolm Carruthers / LIGHTING DESIGN
Angela Henderson / STAGE MANAGER, PROPS

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.