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UCC/BSS fall play: Waiting for Godot

Waiting for GodotThe waiting is over as the cast of Ben Caldwell, Aaron Asher-Cutajar, Charlie Hughes, Kohilan Paramaanantham and Evan Enns anticipate the arrival of the audience for their Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Saturday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. performances of Waiting for Godot in the lecture theatre.

The plot of Samuel Beckett’s play is simple. Two tramps are waiting by a tree for the arrival of Godot. Their comical efforts to pass the time parody the human condition, and the everyday language of their exchanges takes on a universal significance. Two other characters, Pozzo and Lucky, appear as a master and his servant.

Each is representative of vaudeville characters. The purely comical aspect of the play involved traditional routines that come from the entire history of farce. The final character, a boy, appears and offers a message from Godot.

The language of the play has gravity, intensity and conciseness. Beckett’s Godot has its own beauty and suggestiveness and it makes its own comment on humanity’s inexhaustible search for meaning. It has been called one of the most beautiful allegories of our time.

Tickets are on sale in the student centre.