|The City Theatre Company
|3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722 512-524-2870 email@example.com
|The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
|ABOUT THE SHOW
The City Theatre Company opens its 2015 summer season with Samuel Beckett’s iconic play,
Waiting for Godot, which revolutionized modern drama and is still an undisputed masterpiece
from one of the great voices of the theatre. Directed by Karen Sneed and starring Wray
Crawford and Jamie Parker, the production runs May 15 – June 7.
Live theatre not to be missed!
…at this place, at this moment in time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not.
The New York Times named Waiting for Godot “the most important play of the 20th Century.”
Since it was first staged over sixty years ago, theatre artists, critics, scholars and audiences
have come to embrace Samuel Beckett’s seminal tragicomedy as a masterpiece. A funny,
harrowing, and deeply human story, the play centers on two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon.
On a country road, these two wanderers wait for an enigmatic figure to arrive, a road where
time, place, and memory are obscure and meaning is where you find it. With the arrival of
other eccentric travelers, their comical efforts to pass the time parody the human condition
and the simple lives and language of these men take on extraordinary and universal
significance. Poetic and provocative, hopeless and hopeful, the play is a haunting and
uncompromising master work from one of the greatest writers in modern drama.
"Why people have to complicate a thing so simple I can't make out."
– Samuel Beckett
In 1953, Waiting for Godot exploded onto the London stage where it shocked as many
people as it delighted. There had never been a play like it - the combination of poetry, wit,
and broad comedy mixed with tense and tragic elements redefined what is possible in
theatre. It is now accepted as one of the most significant plays of the 20th century and
Samuel Beckett's characters have lost none of their power to fascinate and amuse modern
day audiences. The production features the outstanding cast of Jamie Parker, Marc Balester,
Brett Tribe, AJ Far, and Wray Crawford, who returns to the City Theatre stage after his
success in the CTC productions The Boys Next Door (B. Iden Payne Winner), The Last Days
of Judas Iscariot and Buried Child. Karen Sneed directs the production for City Theatre
where she last staged The Odd Couple, Medea, The Imaginary Invalid and the critically-
honored Twelve Angry Men. Her outstanding direction coupled with an extraordinary
company of actors makes this show one of this season’s most anticipated productions.
CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical experiences and entertainment for Austin
artists and its community and continues the commitment to making productions accessible for
everyone. CTC offers its discount ticket program with $10 Thursday seats and $12 student
seats for any show. The ticket discount is available throughout the 2015 summer season.
SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
May 15 – June 7. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 5:30 pm.
The City Theatre. 3823 Airport Blvd. 78722 – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ½ Street.
General Seating $15. Guaranteed Front/2nd Row Reserved $25.
Students $12. Thursday all seats $10. Group discounts are available.
Reservations 512-524-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|May 15 - June 7
play celebrated by
a worldwide theatre