11 - 16 May 2020
Mon-Fri 8pm, Sat 7pm
Le Manège, Onex
directed by John Ward
"Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful!" - Estragon
"I've been better entertained." - Vladimir
A tragicomedy in two acts, Waiting for Godot has divided opinions since its debut in Paris in 1953. Despite originally being greeted with puzzlement and disdain, it is now widely regarded as one of the most important plays of the twentieth century and is still regularly performed the world over.
On its surface, Waiting for Godot is a simple story of two men waiting at the side of a country road for someone called Godot who never arrives. They converse and amuse themselves whilst waiting and encounter other characters who come along the road. However this simple play was a groundbreaking innovation in theatre, touching on profound themes of existence and what it means to be human.
In stripping back the play to its barest elements, Beckett created a unique commentary on life's most important questions while at the same time giving us a wonderfully funny and touching story of two friends coping with the absurdity of their situation. This production will be minimally staged in a smaller venue than usual, creating for the audience an intimate theatrical experience as they join the characters in their wait.
So come see the play where nothing happens - twice!
Le Manège, 127 Route de Chancy, 1213 Onex.