Monday, June 15, 2009
Worth the Wait
Last Saturday night, I treated James to the recent production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot for his birthday. This is a show to catch if at all possible. The production, which features an amazing cast of Nathan Lane, John Goodman, John Glover, and BIll Irwin, has received rave reviews and I couldn't agree more. Irwin, whose wordless comedic performance in Fool Moon amazed us years ago, brought the ever faithful Vladimir to life with charm and wit. Lane has his usual outstanding stage presence, offering some surprising humor to the tragicomedy. Seeing the play brought us back to the moment when we first read it, and made us reevaluate the existential idea that Godot never shows up. This time around, we saw characters who might have seen Godot, even within themselves, but may have missed it because they were looking in the wrong places.