Of all the plays requested by audiences and actors at A.C.T., “Waiting for Godot” is a name frequently mentioned. Many who have seen this play are eager to see it again. And it may be people’s curiosity about the play’s reputation that drives the appetite to see it performed. Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” is considered one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, and this is no less true in 2023.
Splendidly entertaining and thought-provoking, A.C.T. audiences can look forward to an afternoon or evening of witty dialogue, slapstick comedy, and superb acting. This well-known classic explores questions of life and the human condition in ways that are alternately amusing and troubling. Main characters Vladimir and Estragon undergo a daily routine of waiting in the wilderness for the arrival of a person who they hope will lead them to a happier existence. In time they encounter other individuals who may or may not carry the answers they seek—if they are wise enough to hear them.
The words and actions of these characters have spawned years of popular and scholarly debate over the myriad of references casually tossed out by the actors. The challenge extends to the audience, who may leave the theatre with new questions or find themselves thinking about the play for weeks afterward.
“Waiting For Godot” is an exemplar of entertainment that fits A.C.T.’s commitment to theatre that is both fearless and challenging. Samuel Beckett’s tragicomedy will be on stage at A.C.T. Studio Theatre on Feb. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. Performances are Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m. For tickets and information, please visit actstudiotheatre.com or call (772) 932-8880. Reserved seating is $26. A.C.T. Studio Theatre is located in the Cedar Pointe Plaza, 2399 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart.
Saturday, Feb. 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Stuart, FL 34996