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Bethlehem, Pa., February 17, 2010—The Moravian College Theatre Company will perform Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot starting Thursday, February 18, at 8 p.m., followed by performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Arena Theater. Sophomore Alanah Cervantes directs, and the cast features Moravian students, a Moravian professor, and students from Moravian Academy and Liberty High School.
Waiting for Godot is well-known as being the quintessential existential absurdist play. Beckett originally wrote the play in French, and it premiered on January 5, 1963 at the Theatre de Babylone. The English-language premiere was on August 3, 1955 at the Arts Theatre in London. Throughout the play, two characters wait on a road for a mystery person named Godot. Godot raises questions about meaning and meaninglessness in life and has been reinterpreted many times since its inception, due to its open-endedness and many religious, philosophical and historical references.
Tickets for this production are $3 for Moravian students, $5 for Moravian faculty and staff, $12 for seniors and other students, and $15 for general admission. Reserve tickets now by calling 610-861-1489 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be bought at the Box Office 30 minutes before the curtain. The Arena Theater is located on the bottom floor of the Haupert Union Building.