Theater

WAITING FOR GODOT

SPONSORED BY: First Citizens Bank

Venue: Dock Street Theatre

Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes

Overview

Druid

Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Garry Hynes

On a bare road in the middle of nowhere, two world-weary friends await the arrival of the mysterious Godot. While waiting, they speculate, bicker, joke, and ponder life’s great questions. As dusk begins to fall, two figures appear on the horizon.

Druid’s Artistic Director Garry Hynes—who directed the Festival’s production of Kát’a Kabanová in 2014 and Druid’s production of The Cripple of Inishmaan presented at the 2011 Festival—returns with one of the most significant plays of the 20th century. Francis O’Connor (The Importance of Being Earnest, 2016; My Cousin Rachel, 2014) again brings his inventive designs to Dock Street Theatre for this seminal work; his “insightful, artful simplicity,” Hynes’s vigor and instinct, and a magnificent cast of four—Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghon, Rory Nolan, and Marty Rea—together create “the freshest, funniest and most affecting production of the play in at least a quarter of a century” (The Irish Times).

The Festival’s 2017 production of Farnace is also directed by Garry Hynes.

You may also be interested in attending a free Conversations With related to these performances. CLICK HERE for more information.

WAITING FOR GODOT preview image

WAITING FOR GODOT preview image

Photo by Matthew Thompson.

WAITING FOR GODOT preview image

Photo by Matthew Thompson.

WAITING FOR GODOT preview image

Photo by Matthew Thompson.

WAITING FOR GODOT preview image

Photo by Matthew Thompson.

Video