Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre will present Samuel Beckett’s acclaimed masterpiece Waiting for Godot. The performance runs from March 7-10 in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the campus of Clarke University. The March 7-9 performances will start at 7:30pm; the March 10 performance is at 2pm.
Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $7 seniors, and $5 non-Clarke students; tickets will be available at the door.
Beckett’s revolutionary existential drama has intrigued, confounded, and entertained audiences and artists alike since its premiere in 1953. Waiting for Godot is at once hilarious and profoundly moving in its portrayal of two vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, who spend their days together questioning, theorizing, arguing, laughing, and consoling – all while eternally awaiting the arrival of the mysterious figure named Godot.
“Waiting for Godot is so unique in its rich challenge to the audience, offering enigmatic, engaging, and familiar characters, a timeless contemplation of human existence, and the absurdist rebellion against the traditional form of the well-made play,” said Joe Klinebriel, Clarke University Professor of Drama. “There is, more than ever, a relevance to Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece that audiences are sure to find comical, bristling, touching, and thought provoking.”
The cast includes returning alumnus guest artist Colin Muenster ’08. Clarke University students in the production include Jamese Kane, Kayla Winandy, Riley Beckett, and Alannah Walker. Clarke student Justeen Schoner is the Assistant to the Director/Stage Manager.