Waiting For Godot
Directed By: Leo Kempf
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1st and 2nd.
The Evansville Civic Theatre
717 N. Fulton Ave.
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Please bring a printed copy with you to your audition.
What to Expect:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, as well as some possible improvisation exercises. Or as the director describes: Come prepared to be Experimentally Playing, Seriously!
Fill out and print an audition form and bring a printed copy with you to your audition. Blank forms will also be available at auditions. Please list all possible conflicts until October.
Mid-October. Dates and Location TBA. This will be a live performance, outdoors.
*Due to contractual obligations set forth by the Beckett Estate and Dramatists Play Service Inc, this show unfortunately cannot be recorded or live-streamed.
1 Boy (Pre-teen or younger in appearance)
*Due to contractual obligations set forth by the Beckett Estate and Dramatists Play Service Inc, these roles must comply with the characters’ gender represented in the script.
Considered a classic of 20th Century Theatre, Waiting for Godot was a true innovation in drama and the Theatre of the Absurd's first theatrical success. It begins with two men on a barren road by a leafless tree. These men, Vladimir and Estragon, are often characterized as "tramps," and we soon see that the world of this play is operating with its own set of rules—where nothing happens, nothing is certain, and there’s never anything to do.
Sound boring? Surprise: it's anything but.
Vladimir and Estragon—who are also called Didi and Gogo, respectively—are waiting for Godot. The tramps can’t be sure if they’ve met Godot, if they’re waiting in the right place, if this is the right day, or even whether Godot is going to show up at all. While they wait, Vladimir and Estragon fill their time with a series of mundane activities and trivial conversations, interspersed with more serious reflection, as well as interacting with some interesting characters over the course of the play.
“It is a tragic view. Yet, in performance, most of it is brilliant, bitter comedy…It is a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man’s spirit in the face of little hope." (The NY World-Telegram)