Waiting for Godot

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Riverside Lyric Ensemble

Waiting for Godot

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 03 March - 07 March 2014

BY SAMUEL BECKETT

FULL HSC TEXT PERFORMED

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot follows two consecutive days in the lives of Vladimir and Estragon, who divert themselves by clowning around, joking and arguing, while waiting expectantly and unsuccessfully for the mysterious Godot.

The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning.

Waiting for Godot, is Beckett’s first play, was written originally in French in 1948 (Beckett subsequently translated the play into English himself). It premiered at a tiny theater in Paris in 1953 followed by London in 1955 and eventually opened in New York in 1956.

Waiting for Godot has a wit, vigor and brilliance that confounded audiences at the time, and astonished everyone who has seen or read it ever since. The play is difficult (and makes no bones about its difficulty), but it also embraces the popular comic medium with which Beckett grew up. Hilariously funny, but also terribly sad, Waiting for Godot is the foremost abstract work in theatre and a work of pure genius that has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama.

DIRECTOR: Cameron Malcher

Dates & Times:
10:30am, Monday 3 March
10:30am, Tuesday 4 March
10:30am, Wednesday 5 March
7:30pm, Wednesday 5 March
10:30am, Thursday 6 March
10:30am, Friday 7 March
7:30pm, Friday 7 March

Tickets:
Adult $35, Conc. $30, F/T Student and Child 16&U $22*
*Transaction fees may apply


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Ticket Prices

Adult $35
Concession $30
F/T Student $22
Child 16&U $22

Transaction fees apply

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Web $3.60
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Screen $1.65
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