Cast Complete for Classical Theatre of Harlem's Waiting for Godot

News   Cast Complete for Classical Theatre of Harlem's Waiting for Godot The casting for Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot at the Classical Theater of Harlem has been set.

Wendell Pierce, who appeared in CTH's The Cherry Orchard, will play the role of Vladimir. J. Kyle Manzay, seen in CTH's The Blacks, is Estragon. Chris McKinney will play the role of Pozzo and Billy Eugene Jones, who appeared in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, will be Lucky.

The show will run May 18 to June 25 at the company's 645 St. Nicholas Ave. home base.

Godot replaces Friedrich Durrenmatt's The Physicists in CTH's season.

Christopher McElroen, co-founder of The Classical Theatre of Harlem, will direct.

Beckett's most famous play tells of two tramps waiting endlessly in an upspecified wasteland for the mysterious Godot, whom they expect daily but who never shows up. The tedium is broken up by visits from the tyrannical Pozzo and his mute (except when he talks endlessly) slave Lucky. CTH's most recent production was a revival of Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Other past show include Mother Courage, The Blacks: A Clown Show, Native Son, The Crazy Locomotive, Rhinoceros and Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death Tickets will be $35.00. Call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.