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In September 2020 APS presented Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. The play was written in Paris between October 1948 and January 1949. It was originally written in French and the first performance, in French, took place in Paris in January 1953. Waiting for Godot was controversial from the start and opinion has been divided ever since; however, a poll conducted by the National Theatre in 1990 voted it 'the most significant play of the 20th Century'.

Over the years, there has been much debate as to what the play is about -- or indeed if it is about anything at all. Beckett described the play as 'a tragicomedy' and refused to give any indication of how it should be interpreted. Among the comments from critics and academics are the following: Waiting for Godot… "…resists straightforward interpretation, producing audiences as uncertain as its characters"; "…prompts many questions, and answers none of them"; "…for both characters and audience, the play enforces a wait for its own meaning"; "…won't supply solutions to its mysteries"; "…contains truly funny jokes about the genuinely worst aspects of human existence"; "…is made up of attempts to fill the time"; "…seems to have a unique resonance during times of social and political crisis". We have to say that, having now presented the play, we are none the wiser, and the current writer has a strong suspicion that Beckett never actually intended it to have any particular meaning, and merely wrote a cleverly worded, amusing play.

Seth Collis (The Boy)
Carl Davies (Estragon)
Adrian Harding (Pozzo)
Graham Smith (Lucky)
Martin Williams (Vladimir)