monDAY, OCT 24, 7PM
WEDNESDAY, OCT 26, 7PM
all parts are available
ABOUT WAITING FOR GODOT
Vladimir and Estragon, spend their days in a barren wilderness far from the nearest town, waiting for the arrival of Godot, who will rescue them from their poor and miserable existence (or at least explain to them why they must endure it). A Boy arrives, bearing the message that Godot will not be able to meet them today, but most certainly meet them the following day. A wealthy man named Pozzo passes through, accompanied by a silent wretch named Lucky - a creature with some surprising talents. Will Godot ever arrive?
ABOUT THE CHARACTERS
Vladimir (aka "Didi") (30's-50) - a poor man who spends his days in the wilderness with his companion Estragon. Perhaps the real protagonist of the play, Vladimir often seems to be more rational than his more nonsensical companion, Estragon. Unlike the other characters in the play, he has a sense of linear time and realizes that the events of act two essentially repeat those of act one. He is also able to remember people's identities, unlike Estragon and Pozzo, who forget each other in act two.
Estragon (aka "Gogo") (30's-50) - a poor man who spends his days in the wilderness with his companion Vladimir. Estragon represents the impulsive, simplistic side of the two main characters, much in contrast to his companion Vladimir's careful intellectualism and verbosity. He cares little for appearances, and is mostly concerned with eating and sleeping (much to Vladimir's chagrin).
Pozzo (40's-60) - a relatively prosperous traveler. Pozzo runs into Vladimir and Estragon while journeying along the road in both acts. He abuses Lucky and treats him as a slave, pulling him around with a rope tied around his neck and having him carry all his things. While he exercises some relative power and authority over Lucky and acts superior to the other characters, he is nonetheless far from powerful himself.
Lucky (20's-60) - a wretched individual who bears all of Pozzo's belongings, as well as the brunt of his imperious abuse. Lucky is Pozzo's slave, whom Pozzo treats horribly and continually insults, addressing him only as "pig." He is mostly silent in the play, but gives a lengthy, mostly nonsensical monologue in act one, when Pozzo asks him to think out loud. While all the characters on-stage suffer in different ways throughout the play, Lucky is the play's most obvious figure of physical suffering and exploitation as he is whipped, beaten, and kicked by other characters.
NOTE: it is recommended that candidates for the part of Lucky come prepared some or all of the monologue memorized. Verbal and physical delivery will be evaluated.
Boy (10-12) - the unnamed boy who brings a message from Godot in both acts. Both times, he tells Vladimir and Estragon that Godot is not coming, but will come the next day. The boy describes working under Godot as if on a farm or plantation, where he watches over Godot's animals.
*Ages refer to the character’s age, not the actor’s.