Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” asks questions at Covenant
What exactly does one do while one waits? Is it best to inspect a root vegetable? To remove one’s shoes? To discuss the logistics of one’s own death?
Perhaps waiting, for most of us, is not as absurd or as existentially hopeless as it is for Vladimir and Estragon, but Samuel Beckett’s absurdist classic Waiting for Godot gets at many of the questions we struggle with when we have nothing to do with ourselves. The Covenant College Drama Association will be asking all of these questions this month in limited performances.
The production is entirely student led, with director Cacey Williams at the helm for her senior integration project. She hopes to invite others to wrestle as she did with the more serious questions posed by the play and the reality that all of our lives contain all kinds of waiting.
The show will run Nov. 12 - 21, with a preview performance on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m., shows on Nov. 13, 14, and 20 at 8 p.m., with a final showing on Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students, seniors, and college employees and $5 for adults and can be reserved by calling (706) 419-1051 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“Waiting for Godot”
Thu-Sat, 8 p.m.
Sanderson Hall at Covenant College
14049 Scenic Hwy.