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Waiting for Godot

Date TIme Note
Friday, Sep. 29 8:00 PM Opening Night
Saturday, Sep. 30 8:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 1 2:30 PM
Monday, Oct. 2 7:30 PM Industry Night
Thursday, Oct. 5 7:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 6 8:00 PM Free Beer Fri!
Saturday, Oct. 7 8:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 8 2:30 PM Talkback
Thursday, Oct. 12 7:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 13 8:00 PM Free Beer Fri!
Saturday, Oct. 14 2:30 PM
Saturday, Oct. 14 8:00 PM

The Catastrophic Theatre

Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jason Nodler

Two penniless tramps stand waiting together on a country road for the enigmatic Mr. Godot to arrive to somehow improve their diminishing circumstances. Just before nightfall, a messenger arrives to inform them that Godot will not come today but will surely come tomorrow. Meanwhile they pass the time in every way they can imagine, each leaning on the other, as they struggle to hope for better days to come. 

Beckett described Waiting for Godot as a tragicomedy and there is perhaps no play that better fits that bill. His sad clowns recall nothing so much as a classic comedy duo; their suffering moves us because it is familiar, and we laugh at their pitiable pratfalls because those are familiar too. In other words, the play that unwittingly launched The Theatre of the Absurd, is a perfect parable for the human condition in which art truly, sorrowfully, and yes, hilariously imitates life.

Director Jason Nodler reunites with Greg Dean (Vladmir), Charlie Scott (Estragon), Kyle Sturdivant (Pozzo), and Troy Schulze (Lucky), reprising their roles from Catastrophic’s 2013 production, which The Houston Press called “brilliant” and The Houston Chronicle called “first-rate, must-see theater.” Mack Hutchison makes his Catastrophic debut as the Boy.

September 29, 2023 thru October 14, 2023

120 minutes
plus one intermission

Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can

No one under the age of 10 permitted.

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  2. A standby ticket may be purchased for the sold-out performance on the date of the show, in person, at the box office.

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  7. If you are not admitted into the theatre, we will exchange your tickets for another performance or issue the purchaser a refund.
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