Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jonathan Johnston08/02/24
Two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree to meet up with Mr Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it.
The tramps hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travellers arrive, but they have their own concerns and aren’t interested in helping the tramps. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece.
The characters are:
Vladimir (male - age 25+)
One of the two main characters of the play. Estragon calls him Didi, and the boy addresses him as Mr Albert. He seems to be the more responsible and mature of the two main characters.
Estragon (male - age 25+)
The second of the two main characters. Valdimir calss him Gogo. He seems weak and helpless, always looking for Vladimir's protection. He also has a poor memory, as Vladimir has to remind him in the second act of the events that happened the previous night.
Pozzo (male - age 25+)
He passes by the spot where Vladimir and Estragon are waiting and provides a diversion. In the second act, he is blind and does not remember meeting Valdimir and Estragon the night before.
Lucky (male - age 25+)
Pozzo's slave, who carries Pozzo's bags and stool. In Act I, he entertains by dancing and thinking. However, in Act II, he is dumb.
Boy (male - age 15-22)
He appears at the end of each act to inform Vladimir that Godot will not be coming that night. In the second act, he insists that he was not there the previous night
READING: TUE 6 FEBRUARY; AUDITIONS: THU 8 FEBRUARY - both at 7.30 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: SAT 4, MON 6 TO SAT 11 MAY, 2024
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