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Theatre: Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

 

The Covenant College drama association will present Waiting for Godot, under the direction of senior Cacey Williams ’16, beginning November 12, 2015.

 

Waiting for Godot, written by Samuel Beckett, is about two men—Vladimir and Estragon—who are perpetually waiting for someone named Godot. The absurdist play is full of conversations about everything and nothing and wrestles with depression, existential emptiness, and the purpose of life.

 

The student-led drama association at Covenant is producing the show and Cacey Williams is directing the play for her senior integration project. She notes that the play gets at something we can all relate to: how we handle waiting.

 

“Beckett wrote about the frustrating, comedic, playful, angry, and empty effects of man’s waiting while he himself was living through World War II,” said Williams. “It’s a simple truth: while man lives, he waits. So what is it that we do while we wait? And what exactly are we waiting for? It’s been liberating to wrestle with ideas that I have been feeling for so long, and I hope that people can give themselves the freedom to wrestle with them too.”

 

Waiting for Godot will run November 13, 14, and 20 at 8:00 p.m., and November 21 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students, staff, faculty, and seniors, and $5 for adults. A preview performance will be held on November 12 at 8:00 p.m.

 

All shows will be held in the Sanderson auditorium at Covenant College. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 706.419.1051 or email boxoffice@covenant.edu.