A tragicomedy play written by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot remains, after innumerable productions worldwide over the past 60 years, “a witty and poetic conundrum” (The Guardian), “humorous and deeply human” (The Press), “entertainment of a high order ” (NY Times) and “something that will securely lodge in a corner of your mind for as long as you live” (The Sunday Times).“this greatest of 20th-century plays” (The New York Times)
The two tramps of Beckett, (nicknamed Didi and Gogo) dally by the side of the road. They are expecting the imminent arrival of another man. They’ve asked this man for nothing definite, but eagerly anticipate his arrival. And though they admit that they do not know him well and won’t even recognize him when they see him, they wait. They wait for Godot.
In their total disposition and in their antics with hats and tight shoes, Didi and Gogo are reminiscent of Chaplin and the American burlesque comedy team. Pozzo and Lucky, the master and slave, are half vaudeville characters and half marionettes. The purely comic aspect of the play involves traditional routines that come from the entire history of farce. The language of the play has gravity, intensity, and conciseness. It has its own beauty and suggestiveness, and it makes its own comment on man's absurd hope and on the absurd insignificance of man.
A timeless classic, not-to-be-missed production!
Directed by Aimee Greenberg