Northern Illinois University

School of Theatre and Dance

Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett

Arguably one of Beckett's best known plays, this tragi-comedy is a story of two men who are merely waiting for someone named Godot to arrive. Vladimir and Estragon claim that Godot is an acquaintance, but admit they barely know him and would not recognize him if he were to appear. With its honest but disorienting portrayal of living in a universe that doesn’t make sense, Beckett’s play came to be considered an essential example of what Martin Esslin called “Theatre of the Absurd.” It was declared the “most significant English language play of the 20th century,” by Normand Berlin in the Massachusetts Review in 1999.

Oct 31- November 4
Corner Theatre