Waiting for Godot
Gare St Lazare Players Ireland and Dublin Theatre Festival
Samuel Beckett ranks among the great artists of the Western world and Waiting for Godot is considered by many to be his masterpiece. On a country road towards the end of day, two friends wait for a man named Godot to arrive. By nightfall they're still waiting.
No one does Beckett better than those from his native land, and Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is internationally recognized as among the foremost interpreters of Beckett's work. Director Judy Hegarty Lovett and actor Conor Lovett have 17 Beckett titles in their repertory. In 2011 the company performed their solo adaptation of Moby Dick by Herman Melville at ArtsEmerson and now they return with the play that changed the course of modern theatre, in its 60th anniversary year. This production, laced with heart and humor, comes to ArtsEmerson directly from its premiere at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre.
“Lovett puts a hex on the audience! Hegarty Lovett…plays this instrument like a true maestro” –Variety
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Run by artistic directors Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, Gare St Lazare Players Ireland have toured to over 80 cities outside their native Ireland. Over the last 14 years GSLPI have built a repertory of work that includes 17 Samuel Beckett titles, gaining them an international reputation as leading interpreters of Beckett's work, as well as plays by Conor McPherson, Michael Harding and Will Eno. The company has also received awards in Ireland, China, the U.S. and Germany.
|Written by||Samuel Beckett|
|Director||Judy Hegarty Lovett|
|Set/Costume Design||Ferdia Murphy|
|Lighting Design||Sinead Mckenna|
|Associate Producer||Maura O'Keeffe|
|Line Producer||Sorcha O'Reilly|
|Stage Manager||Diarmuid Quigley|
|Production Manager||Rob Furey|
|Casting Director||Maureen Hughes|
|Fight Consultant||Donal O'Farrell|
|Hair & Makeup||Val Sherlock|
|Construction||Barrington Stage Co.|