Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Waiting for Godot in the Lower 9th Ward

Actors J. Kyle Manzay, left, and Wendell Pierce appear in
Waiting for Godot
in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.
Courtesy of Creative Time

Of all the appropriate times for Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, this is most convincing American one I have ever heard of. On a street corner in the decimated New Orleans neighborhood at night, two men waited for something to happen. They spoke, and decided to wait some more.

I'm pretty late in seeing this, but Review HERE. Artforum HERE. NPR HERE.