Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild: Waiting for Godot

March 7, 8, 9 & 14, 15, 16 at 7:00pm  ♦  March 10 & 17 at 2:00pm

The Civic Theatre Guild continues its season with the classic Samuel Beckett Tragicomedy, “Waiting for Godot.”  A staple of academic, historical, and philosophical spheres, “Waiting for Godot” has been translated into multiple languages and has been seen in many countries all over the world since it was originally published in the 1940s.

Beckett’s play is often considered the play that began the Absurdist movement.  Absurdism is often considered an artistic and philosophical response to the atrocities witnessed during the Second World War.  The story revolves around two drifters who meet at a certain spot on a country road, where they are to wait for a man named Godot.  While they wait, the two pass the time by pondering over many things, interacting with anyone who might pass by, and searching for meaning in what seems to be a meaningless world.

Civic Theatre Guild Board President Aaron Odom praised how director Jordan Davis is handling this material: “In my opinion, Jordan has done an excellent job with this production.  Most productions fall into the trap of being weighed down by material that seems to be quite deep and serious.  But, Jordan has really done his homework, making sure to stay true to Beckett’s original intent for this play – it’s supposed to be quite funny.  Beckett was a huge fan of vaudeville comedy – he loved Charlie Chaplin – and Jordan has made sure to keep this as upbeat as possible.”

Adult $20  ♦   Senior/Military/Student $15