Post Katrina-Set Waiting for Godot to Play Boston

News   Post Katrina-Set Waiting for Godot to Play Boston
The Classical Theatre of Harlem's acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot will play two performances at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston beginning Sept. 26.

After a critically praised New York run in 2006, and subsequent New Orleans presentation in the Lower Ninth Ward on the steps of a flooded house in 2007, Christopher McElroen will again stage the work. Performances will be 8 PM Sept. 26 and 2 PM Sept. 27.

The cast features Billy Eugene Jones (Passing Strange, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean) as Vladimir, J. Kyle Manzay (The Blacks: A Clown Show, "American Gangster") as Estragon, and Glenn Gordon as Lucky.

McElroen has reset the work about two tramps stranded in time — awaiting someone, or something — in post Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. The production promises "a powerful immediacy, fully realizing the agony of waiting, as well as the irrepressibility of humanity, imagination, and humor, in a production Beckett himself would surely have admired. Godot dazzles with the darkness of a moral emergency and the humor of the human condition."

Tickets, priced $25, are available by phoning (617) 478-3103 or by visiting ICABoston.

The ICA is located at 100 Northern Avenue on the Boston Waterfront.

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