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King University News :: King College's Trousdale Theatre Guild Presents Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot"

The King College Theatre Program's Trousdale Theatre Guild invites the public to join them as they present Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, on Feb. 23-26 at 7:30 p.m., each evening in Bristol at King's Fine Arts Theatre.

The production is the senior independent directing project of theatre major Ian Charles. The King College Trousdale Theatre Guild showcases student directors, designers, actors, and technicians, and aims to engage its audience intensely with stimulating and often new works.

All theatre majors complete an independent project or internship that is the capstone of their experience with the theatre program, said Elizabeth Dollar, chair of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts and associate professor of Theatre. When Ian approached me last year about directing Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot,' I never hesitated saying go for it. I am excited that a student chose to tackle a monumental work, and the faculty and his fellow students will be here to support him in his endeavor.

Samuel Beckett's seminal work, Waiting for Godot, is a masterpiece of absurd drama. The setting is a country road with a single tree where Vladimir and Estragon wait for the arrival of Mr. Godot. Others come and leave, the two argue, play, debate whether or not to go, and continue to linger. Productions of this play have incited audiences to enthusiastic cheers and heated demonstrations. The NY Post calls Waiting for Godot ...moving, often funny, grotesquely beautiful, and utterly absorbing.

Tickets for Waiting for Godot are $5 general admission, and free with King College ID. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, contact King Theatre at 423.652.4839 or