Please join PICT at Joe Mama's for free pizza and salad along with drink specials from 5:30-6:40 PM before catching the 7 PM performance of the classic "Waiting for Godot" (by famous playwright Samuel Beckett) in The Charity Randall Theatre located inside the Stephen Foster Memorial.
"Waiting for Godot" is widely considered as the most significant English language play of the 20th century -- as the masterful legendary playwright Samuel Beckett inspired subsequent generations of writers which altered the course of theatre history, pushing the limits of actors/directors, and what is possible to engage audiences (beyond many stereotypical dramas and comedies). Although "Waiting for Godot" first premiered in 1953, it has sparked endless analyses and interpretations while its stunning impact is so powerful and resonates to this day.
"Waiting for Godot" is unique with both its simplicity and complexity which touches both hearts and minds. This is a brilliant play -- but one which also absolutely requires an all-star cast.
This production includes Alan Stanford who has traveled the globe performing this play with the Gate Theatre of Dublin for 20 years, including a stop at the Byham Theater which mesmerized Pittsburgh audiences in 2006. Check out these great articles http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2014/06/04/Godot-awaits-Alan-Stanford-and-the-new-PICT/stories/201406040005 http://triblive.com/aande/theaterarts/6140262-74/godot-says-waiting#axzz33shfrKy3 http://triblive.com/aande/theaterarts/6191061-74/godot-pict-theatre#axzz34FC9OczaAlso returning to the stage is Martin Giles (a former Post Gazette Performer of the Year) after recovering from throat cancer.
Don't miss this inspiring and riveting 'must see' production!
About the play "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks
June 5- June 21, 2014
The Charity Randall Theatre
Starring Martin Giles, James FitzGerald, Ken Bolden and Alan Stanford.
Join Didi and Gogo as they wait — wait — for Godot. While they wait, they meet Pozzo and Lucky, an odd couple passing through on their way to…? In this simple story of waiting and journeying, all life is captured. Truly, is there anything more wicked than wasted time? This play has influenced works as diverse as Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman, and Sesame Street’s Waiting for Elmo, while many have made comparisons to Seinfeld. A darker Laurel and Hardy comic-tragedy–appropriate for all ages.
And in the course of its rich history, Waiting for Godot has attracted some of the most well known actors and directors from around the world.
For more information about the cast and the entire production team (scenic design, costumes, lighting and sound design) please visit http://picttheatre.org/2014/05/27/waiting-for-godot-marks-many-noteworthy-returns/
"Waiting for Godot" is unique with both its simplicity and complexity which touches both hearts and minds. But as with any extremely challenging work which truly pushes the envelope, this is one play where only the most skillful actors/directors can really pull this off, as this play doesn't have a lavish set/costumes or sexy plot to fall back on. So if you mention this play with friends/colleagues, you may find people saying they don't like "Waiting for Godot" -- which is really unfortunate as they may have never been fortunate enough to have seen a truly professional production with master actors at the top of their craft. This is a brilliant play -- but one which also absolutely requires an all-star cast. So if you have friends that don't think they'd like it, please consider encouraging them because this will be a riveting 'must see' production!
Meetup Discount Tickets
To purchase tickets with the online MEETUP-30 discount code, please visit https://picttheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0FU[masked]uHrjMAE where you can also select your own seat.
Please note that the Meetup discount is $30 for advanced tickets ($24 + $6 handling) which is a very nice savings as compared to the normal $54 price ($48 + $6 handling).
As a reminder, the Joe Mama's pizza happy hour is only for those that are buying tickets for the Tuesday, June 10 performance.
For more information about Joe Mama's (which is located at 3716 Forbes Avenue, just a few blocks from the theater), please visit http://www.joemamas.com
The Stephen Foster Memorial is a short walk from Joe Mama's. The Stephen Foster Memorial is the beautiful building next to the log cabin between the Cathedral of Learning and Schenley Plaza. Here is a link with the history and great photos of the Stephen Foster Memorial which also contains two theaters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Foster_Memorial
For more information about PICT Classic Theatre and this production, please visit www.picttheatre.org
Don't miss this classic by the famous Irish playwright Samuel Beckett http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett who also won a Nobel Prize in 1969.
And if you can't make the Tuesday June 10 show, please consider checking out one of the other performance dates during June 5-21 as shown in the schedule below.