Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone name Godot, whom they only know by reputation. To occupy their time, they philosophize, sleep, argue, sing, exercise, and even consider suicide. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. The play’s original premiere was in January 1953. Waiting for Godot remains Samuel Beckett’s most magical and beautiful allegory.
The new Stella Adler Lab Theater combines current and former students of the Academy. Waiting for Godot features Chris Petrovski (films in the Toronto and Shanghai Film Festivals, as well as co-starring in Coldwater, winner of Grand Jury prize as Las Vegas Film Festival), Blake Lewis (Los Angeles revival of Beirut and critic’s choice Machu Picchu, Texas), Alec Whaite (star of La Distancia Mas Larga, the Venezuelan entry in the Montreal Film Festival), and Akimi Jai (The Magic School Bus, Pilars of Freedom).
Waiting for Godot is presented by the Stella Adler Lab Theatre, and is produced by Rochelle Rossman. The Lab Theater is headed by Managing Director John Jack Rodgers.
Waiting for Godot finishes its extended run at the Stella Adler-Los Angeles Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, on October 18th, 19th, and 20th. Performance schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and are available by calling 323-455-3111 or by visiting www.plays411.com/godot