WAITING FOR GODOT (NYC)

By Samuel Beckett

Directed by Christopher McElroen

Set Design: Troy Hourie
Costume Design: Kimberly Glennon
Lighting Design: Aaron Black

Cast: J. Kyle Manzay, Wendell Pierce, Chris McKinney, Billy Eugene Jones, and Tanner Rich

May 19 - June 25, 2006 | NYC

Inspired by the events of post-Katrina New Orleans and staged in a 15,000 swimming pool, McElroen’s production of Godot takes on an immediacy of “waiting” and to gives that word a new meaning of national implication.

Press Quotes

  • “A daffy, damp, surprisingly effective version ... Who knew this play could still surprise?” - The New York Times
  • “An arresting vision of 'Godot' that resonates even after the curtain call … J. Kyle Manzay and Wendell Pierce are a well-oiled vaudeville machine” - Variety
  • “Bracing and immediate … A thrilling new Godot for our times”  - Time OutNY
  • “McElroen mounts a deft restaging of Beckett’s masterpiece … Wendell Pierce, as Vladimir, and J. Kyle Manzay, as his saucer-eyed sidekick, Estragon, achieve a glorious comic chemistry.” - The New Yorker
  •  “An illuminating revival” - New York Sun
  •  “A thrilling production. I would imagine that Beckett would be thrilled with director Christopher McElroen’s audacious interpretation of his play … This Godot is deliriously entertaining and profoundly moving, all at once.”  - WBAI
  • “A fresh take on a beloved standard” - Chicago Sun Times
  •  “4 out of 5 stars”  - Financial Times

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