Waiting For Godot
Date & Location: 6:00pm each night, no Matinees
Oct 9 - 11 | Riverbend Park Amphitheater, Mount Vernon, IN
Oct 16 - 18 | Wesselman Park, Evansville, IN
Show Run Time: ~2 hours
Written by: Samuel Beckett
Waiting for Godot, tragicomedy in two acts by Irish writer Samuel Beckett, published in 1952 in French as En attendant Godot and first produced in 1953. Waiting for Godot was a true innovation in drama and the Theatre of the Absurd’s first theatrical success.
The play consists of conversations between Vladimir and Estragon, who are waiting for the arrival of the mysterious Godot, who continually sends word that he will appear but who never does. They encounter Lucky and Pozzo, they discuss their miseries and their lots in life, they consider hanging themselves, and yet they wait. Often perceived as being tramps, Vladimir and Estragon are a pair of human beings who do not know why they were put on earth; they make the tenuous assumption that there must be some point to their existence, and they look to Godot for enlightenment. Because they hold out hope for meaning and direction, they acquire a kind of nobility that enables them to rise above their futile existence.
Please note that this show will not be performing at Evansville Civic Theatre.
October 9, 10, 11
Riverbend Park Amphitheater
111 E Water St, Mt Vernon, IN 47620
October 16, 17, 18
551 N. Boeke Rd. Evansville, Indiana 47711
Showtime: 6:00 pm each night. (No matinee performances)
Tickets: $15 per person.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us as we present this classic absurdist comedy!
*Masks required when moving about in each location.