Carey Perloff

WAITING FOR GODOT

by Samuel Beckett

A.C.T. 2003


"If Charlie Chaplin and Pablo Picasso were locked together in a theater, the result might just be the American Conservatory Theater's wonderful revival of WAITING FOR GODOT. The intersection of theatrical absurdism and cubism is particularly fruitful under the artistic direction of Carey Perloff."

–– THEATRE JOURNAL


"A great performance."

–– TALKIN' BROADWAY



CAST

GREGORY WALLACE

PETER FRECHETTE

STEVEN ANTHONY JONES

FRANK WOOD

LAWRENCE PAPALE/JONATHAN ROSEN


CREATIVE TEAM

J.B. WILSON, SCENERY

MERYL LIND SHAW, CASTING

BEAVER BAUER, COSTUMES

RUSSELL H. CHAMPA, LIGHTING

GARTH HEMPHILL, SOUND

PAUL WALSH, DRAMATURG


WAITING FOR GODOT, Peter Frechette, Gregory Wallace, Steven Anthony Jones,  A.C.T., 2003, Photo by Kevin Berne

Carey Perloff rehearsing Peter Frechette, Gregory Wallace

in WAITING FOR GODOT, A.C.T., 2003

"There are always going to be people who want answers and this play doesn't give that. If you actually enter into the delight of its ambiguity, then it's a really rich experience. One of the things Beckett is interested in is what makes us hope. In difficult times, why is it that human beings are resilient? Godot is the thing that we all hope for in life. And we all have it... that's what I think people take away from the play-- something about themselves."

–– CAREY PERLOFF INTERVIEW, SPARK EPISODE

“THE ART OF INTERPRETATION,” A.C.T., WAITING FOR GODOT