Feb. 5, 2010
Morningside College’s theatre department will present Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18-20, in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
General admission is $5 and $1 for Morningside students and other area college students with a valid ID. Reservations may be obtained by calling the Klinger-Neal Theatre box office at (712) 274-5197.
“Waiting for Godot” is one of the most influential and controversial plays of the last 100 years, according to Arthur Moss, director of the production and assistant professor in the theatre department. He said this play is at times absurd and at times deadly serious as it explores the struggle to remain human in an inhumane world.
“The characters find themselves in a desolate and indifferent world where they long for redemption and a relief from suffering,” Moss said. “That’s one of the reasons why the play has universal appeal.” He observed that many people experience periods of anxiety when they yearn for deliverance, “whether that be in the form of new love, a better job, restored health, or abiding faith.”
The student cast includes Tyrel Drey of Storm Lake, Iowa, as Vladimir; Mackenzie Deeds of Sioux City as Estragon; Jacob Sandvick of Sioux City as Pozzo; Madalyn Mardesen of Elliott, Iowa, as Lucky; and Jamie Greenlee of Anita, Iowa, as the Youth.