CGOA Stages Presents “Waiting for Godot”

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Widely considered the most important play of the 20th century, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for
Godot opens Friday, November 10, at Wy’East Middle School. Since it was first staged 60 years
ago, theatre artists, critics, scholars and audiences have come to embrace this classic tragicomedy
as a modern masterpiece. A funny and deeply human story, the play centers on two tramps, Didi
and Gogo, who wait by the side of a road for their meeting with the mysterious Godot – a figure
who may or may not arrive and is never explained. As they struggle to make sense of their
predicament, their hilarious conversations and clownish games help them to pass the time. They
may argue and make up, play word games, perform vaudeville routines, speculate, joke and
ponder life’s greater questions, but they never lose hope.
Somehow, within this simple plot, Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece explores the most profound
questions of our existence. Described as “one of the most noble and moving plays of the
twentieth century…suffused with laughter and tenderness for the whole human perplexity,”
Godot celebrates the human spirit’s ability to persevere.
At once harrowing and hilarious, riveting and riotous, Waiting for Godot is ultimately a play
about Hope: bedeviled, deferred, but never extinguished! It is a play about tenacity and
resilience! It is a play about camaraderie and friendship! It is a play about what Tennessee
Williams once called “That long delayed, but always expected ‘something’ that we live for…”
Directed by Tom Burns, with a talented cast including Kathleen Morrow as Didi, David Dye as
Gogo, Gregory Gilbertson as Pozzo, Ashly Will as Lucky and Abby Rankin as The Child.
Waiting for Godot continues November 10, 11, 12, 17, and 18 at 7:00 p.m., with matinees on
November 13 and 19 at 2:00 p.m. Wy’East Middle School Performing Arts Center theatre, 3000
Wy’East Road, Hood River. Tickets are $15 for adults (18+), $10 for students (10-17) and are
available at the door and through www.gorgeorchestra.org .

November 18 2017

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Date: November 18
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurring:

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until November 12, 2017

One event on November 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on November 18, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on November 13, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm


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