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Waiting for Godot opens August 5 at Barn Lot

By Ann Moss

Waiting for Godot opens Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Barn Lot Theater at 207 South Main Street in Edmonton, Kentucky. Show dates are August 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th at 7pmCT on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances, and 2:30pmCT on Sundays. Masks will be optional for patrons. Present your vaccine card for a free small popcorn!

Interested parties can find information about purchasing tickets for Waiting for Godot and other upcoming shows at or call (270) 432-BARN.

This will be the first time in Barn Lot Theater's 40+ year history that Waiting for Godot will grace their stage.

Samuel Beckett's classic Absurdist two-act play that explores the nature of the human condition, Waiting for Godot, is one of the best known works of 20th century theater.

As two broken-down bums fill their days as painlessly as they can, they wait for Godot, a personage who will explain their interminable insignificance, or put an end to it. They pass the time "which would have passed anyway." Every day a child comes from the unknown Godot, and evasively puts the big arrival off until tomorrow; it is a tragic view. Yet, in performance, most of it is brilliant, bitter comedy...a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man's spirit in the face of little hope.

The staff and volunteers of Barn Lot Theater are honored to present this classic play for the first time in Edmonton, KY. Joseph McDowell, who plays Estragon in the show said, "What drew me [to Waiting for Godot] is the absurdity and the oddness of it, and how important it is to the world of comedy and theatre. It's a good show to help you think outside the box both while watching and performing in it."

Wesley Waddle, who plays Vladimir, said, "The opportunity to be part of a production of a true classic drew me to Waiting for Godot. True to its description, this tragicomedy is simultaneously unique, poignant, and funny. It's definitely a challenge, but hopefully attendees will enjoy it, and as the playwright intended, discover their personal meaning of his work as they reflect on their own human existence."

Wayne Martin, Director of Waiting for Godot and Technical Associate for Barn Lot Theater, said, "I am hoping my choice of Waiting for Godot brings a fresh look at classic theater for the Southcentral Kentucky area. I feel, to be a regional presence here, that plays should be presented with diversity and variety.

We have a great cast of veteran actors plus one young actor's debut on the stage. Having this great cast makes my job a pure pleasure and much easier than a 35-year hiatus from the stage would portend."

Come and experience Waiting for Godot at Barn Lot Theater; we won't solve humanity's problems, nor do we need to come away with a deep life-changing philosophy, but let's explore it anyway and have some laughs along the way.

This story was posted on 2021-07-22 22:24:03
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Waiting for Godot opens August 5 at Barn Lot

2021-07-22 - Edmonton, KY - Photo courtesy Barn Lot Theater.
A rehearsal still from the upcoming production of Waiting for Godot at Barn Lot Theater. (Left to right) Gianni Lazuli as Lucky, Wesley Waddle as Vladimir, Joseph McDowell as Estragon, and Dustin Popp as Pozzo.

This will be the first time in Barn Lot Theater's 40+ year history that Waiting for Godot will grace their stage.

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