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Overview

WAITING FOR GODOT
By Samuel Beckett | Directed by Jasson Minadakis
Featuring Mark Anderson Phillips, Mark Bedard, James Carpenter, Ben Johnson, Lucas Meyers and Sam Novick

“One of the best I’ve ever seen… The acting is amazing; spins theatrical gold.” – Marinscope
“Laugh-out-loud funny… Vibrant, smartly cast staging shows how quick-witted and engaging ‘Godot’ can be.” – San Francisco Examiner
“Stunning, superb revival with a brilliant cast of magnificent actors… Director Jasson Minadakis uses uncanny skill to bring out the play’s humor.” – Talkin’ Broadway

Didi and Gogo dally by the side of the road. They are expecting the imminent arrival of another man. They’ve asked this man for nothing definite, but eagerly anticipate his reply. And though they admit that they do not know him well and won’t even recognize him when they see him, they wait. They wait for Godot. | Voted most significant English language play of the 20th century by 800 playwrights, actors, directors and journalists in a poll by the Royal National Theatre

Features Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member Mark Bedard (Animal Crackers, The Servant of Two Masters), Cirque du Soleil veteran Ben Johnson, Bay Area favorites James Carpenter (world premiere of 9 Circles) and Mark Anderson Phillips (Tiny Alice, The Last Schwartz) and Marin middle schoolers Sam Novick and Lucas Meyers.

“Endearing and amusing… In a show so dependent on the actors’ ability to tell the story through strong acting, Marin Theatre Company triumphantly succeeds” - Broadway World
“Mark Anderson Phillips and Mark Bedard are adorable, inspired, captivating” - Theater Dogs
“Continuously engaging and very funny” – Theatre Storm

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RUN TIME: The show is 2 hours and 25 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

When our artistic director Jasson Minadakis last directed this play, the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote: “Excellent, electrifying… ‘Godot’ is the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival’s most flawless production ever, and it is the outstanding smaller theater company production of 1999… Minadakis’s direction is masterful. He gets everything right, including the long, thinking pauses. Silence isn’t just golden. It’s funny and nerve-wracking.”

“ This greatest of 20th-century plays is also entertainment of a high order. ” – The New York Times

“A witty and poetic conundrum” – The Guardian

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