Avner Eisenberg, better known as Avner the Eccentric, stars as Estragon in the Portland Stage Company production of Waiting For Godot, opening Feb. 18. Previews began Feb. 15 for a run through March 5. Michael Schwartz directs.
Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot watches two tramps, Estragon and Vladimir, as they famously wait for the title character, who never comes. Beckett, a 1969 Nobel Prize winner, is the author of several absurdist classics, including Krapp's Last Tape, Happy Days and Endgame.
Eisenberg traveled the world and performed on Broadway twice as Avner the Eccentric in Exceptions to Gravity. Joining him in the cast are Ken Cheeseman as Vladmir, Harry Murphy, a founding member of American Repertory Theatre, as Pozzo, Richard Spore as Lucky, reprising the role he performed last season in John Turturro's Off-Broadway Godot, and Daniel Shibley as the Boy.
Tony winner Blake Burba (Rent) designed the lighting; Judy Gailen the sets and Anita Stewart, the costumes.
Tickets are$29-$24 and are available by calling (207) 774-0465. Portland Stage Company performs at the Portland Performing Arts Center, 25A Forest Avenue. PSC is on the web at http://www.portlandstage.com. -- By Christine Ehren