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Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play in two acts. It concentrates on the activities of two men who are inexplicably waiting for another's arrival, though the action of the play has little narrative connection. Widely considered one of the most important plays of the 20th century, it examines many existential themes, including the fleeting nature of human life, ethics, and the concept of time.
Translated by Beckett from his own French version, En Attendant Godot, it premiered at the Theatre de Babylone, Paris in 1953. A 2013 Broadway production tapped Patrick Stewart (A Christmas Carol) and Ian McKellen (Gods and Monsters) to star with Billy Crudup (Arcadia) and Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!) featuring. Buy your tickets to Waiting for Godot and see this essential play live.Plot Synopsis:
Two vagrant men, Estragon and Vladimir, are waiting for the arrival of a man named Godot, although the reason isn't clear. To fill the interminable void of time while they wait, they wax philosophical, insult each other and make up, sing, contemplate suicide, eat, sleep, trade hats, and attempt yoga. They are visited by Pozzo, a man who is nice enough, except to his slave, Lucky, who seems to have no sense at all. Each day that Godot does not show up, they agree to leave, but never attempt to go anywhere. Order Waiting for Godot tickets to see how these men navigate the human experience and see just how far they manage to--or not to--go.Creative Team: Playwright Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot News: November 24, 2013 Following previews from October 26, Waiting for Godot, starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen and running in rep with No Man's Land, opens on Broadway!