Waiting for Godot
Presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles by the New Yiddish Rep in association with the Castillo Theatre
12 SHOWS ONLY September 20 through October 13, 2013
As featured in the New York Times: Click here "Wait Ends for a Yiddish Version of Godot"
Waiting for Godot is one of the most significant plays of the 20th century and Irish avant-garde playwright Samuel Beckett one of the most influential writers of our time. The Castillo Theatre and the New Yiddish Rep have come together to present this existentialist tragicomedy as it has never been seen before, in a new production performed entirely in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles). This production casts a unique light on Godot, as a millennium of Yiddish history and culture echoes hauntingly through Beckett’s minimalist, evocative, and savagely humorous masterpiece. It’s a transformative journey, a glimpse into a world without boundaries, and a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience not to be missed.
Written by Samuel Beckett Directed by Moshe Yassur Translated by Shane Baker
The Cast: Shane Baker, Rafael Goldwaser, Avi Hoffman, Nicholas Jenkins and David Mandelbaum
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This production is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts/ A State Agency