The Patio Playhouse rendition of Samuel Beckett’s tragicomedy “Waiting for Godot” plays from now until January 29 at the intimate downtown Escondido theater.
The Nobel Prize winning writer Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot leads off the theater’s 2017 season. This existential masterpiece tells the story of two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait by a lonely tree to meet up with Mr. Godot. The tramps hope that Godot (an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place, and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it) holds the key to changing their lives for the better, but instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other’s rope. The results are both funny and dangerous.
Audiences will be transfixed with the simplicity of the set from the moment they walk through the door of the intimate playhouse in downtown Escondido, but it is the cast of this play that will capably captivate them. Patio alums Neha Curtiss as Vladimir and Chris Braden as Estragon are joined onstage by Paul Uhler (Pozzo), Scott Kolod (Lucky), and Lucas Goodman (Boy), and each actor brings a unique note to the performance.
Directed by Grant Gelvin and produced by Matthew FitzGerald, this show has performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All shows will be presented at Patio Playhouse, located at 116 South Kalmia St., Escondido (between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli).
Tickets for this production are available for the cost of $18 for Adults, $15 for Senior, Military, and Student, and $10 for Youth 16 and under.
For reservations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at 760-746-6669, by email, or via the website at www.patioplayhouse.com.
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