Waiting for Godot takes the Mainstage

Posted on: January 22, 2015

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The third installment in the Wake Forest University Theatre will be Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which will be directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Brook Davis.

This is the first time the iconic play has been presented as a part of the University Theatre’s Subscription Series. In 1999, “Waiting for Godot” was voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century in a British Royal National Theatre poll of 800 playwrights, actors, directors, and journalists.

Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Brook Davis directs the production. Set, lighting, and costume designs will be by Rob Eastman-Mullins, Associate Professor of Theatre. Student Serena Daya (’14) is Stage Manager. The all-student cast consists of Andrew Hayes, Solomon Jordan, Philip Kayser, and Zac Pierce-Messick.

There are a couple of free events related to the production that are open to the public.

Sunday, February 8 in the Mainstage Theatre. There will be a post-performance discussion with Emily Austin (Philosophy), Wanda Balzano (Women’s and Gender Studies), Sally Barbour (French), Jefferson Holdridge (English) and moderated by Leah Roy (Theatre and Dance).

  • Thursday, February 12 in the Mainstage Theatre.  There will be a post-performance discussion with Elizabeth Anthony (French), Lucas Johnston (Religion), Tony Marsh (Health and Exercise Science), and Leah Roy (Theatre and Dance) and moderated by Brook Dave (Theatre and Dance).

The cast will travel to Alexander County Correctional Center on Saturday, February 14 to perform scenes from the play for inmates. This is the third time a Wake Forest University Theatre production has performed in the prison.

Performances are February 6-7 and 12-14 at 7:30 PM with matinees on February 8 & 15 at 2:00 PM in the Mainstage Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 senior citizens, and $7 students (price includes sales tax). For tickets or information, call the Theatre Box Office at (336) 758-5295 or purchase online at college.wfu.edu/theatre.

WFDD interview (Jan. 29)

Winston-Salem Journal feature (Feb. 1)

Review from Triad City Beat (Feb. 10)