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Sun, Feb 11, 2018 7:00pm –

Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater

The Juilliard School,

155 W. 65th St.,

New York, NY 10023

Juilliard Drama presents Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting For Godot'

Moni Yakim, director
4th-year actors

Beckett’s existential masterpiece defined a genre of playwriting and precipitated a host of deep thinking theater pieces. Two tramps in a wasteland with only one sad tree pass the time while waiting for a man named Godot who never comes. Beckett was Irish but wrote his plays in French first because, “…more and more my own language appears to me like a veil that must be torn apart in order to get at the things (or the Nothing-ness) behind it.” The play premiered in Paris in 1953 and London in 1955. Former Director of the Drama Division Alan Schneider directed the American premiere in 1956. In a British Royal National Theatre poll, the play was voted "most significant English language play of the 20th century.”