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Waiting for Godot Jun 28, 1957

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THE FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE
Presents
THE UBC PLAYERS' CLUB ALUMNI
in.
"WAITING FOR GODOT"  *
a Tragi-comedy
by
SAMUEL BECKETT
JUNE 28. 29 JULY 2 - 6,  1957.
*   Produced by permission of
The Dramatists' PLay Service . CAST
(In Order of Appearance)
Estragon (Gogo)
Vladimir (Didi)
Lucky
Pozzo
A Boy
David Hughes
Peter Brockington
Bill Green
John Brockington
David Cox
ACT ONE      A Country Road,   A Tree.   Evening.
(Intermission - 15 Minutes)
ACT TWO      The Same.      Next Evening.
The U.B.C.  Players' Club Alumni wish to
acknowledge the kind assistance of the following:
Dorothy Somerset
The Vancouver Sun
The Vancouver Province
Suburban Weeklies
Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation
E.A. Morris Ltd.
CJOK
CKLG
CKWX
Nunn and Thompson PRODUCTION STAFF
Director
Producer
Set and Lighting Design
Assistant Director
Set Execution
Stage Manager
Costumes
Sound
Properties
Publicity
House
0 she r s
John Brockington
June O'Connor
Jennifer Williams
Mike Matthews
Bill Green and Ron
Fera,  Ed Finnegan,
Gerald O'Connor
Mike Matthews
Alice Husband
Hilda Thomas
Robin Brown,  Bice
Caple
Shirley Church and
Hilda Thomas, Sheilagh
Lindsey, Lucy Woodward
June O'Connor
Lis Keatley COMMENTS FROM THE CRITICS
As there is bound to be a certain element of controversy concerning the meaning of this play,   we include
the following quotations as fuel for your conversational
conflag rations:
ATKINSON   -   N.Y.  TIMES
"Since 'Waiting for Godot" is an allegory written
in a heartless modern tone,   a theatre-goer naturally
rummages through the performance in search of meaning.    It seems fairly certain thai Godot stands for God,
Those who are loitering by the withered tree are waiting
for salvation which never comes.
Mr. Beckett's drama adumbrates - rather than
expresses - an attitude toward man's experience on
earth;   the pathos,   cruelty,   comradeship, hope,  corruption;   filthiness,  and wonder  of human experience.
Faith in God has almost vanished.    But there is still
an illusion of faith flickering around the edges of the
drama."
WATTS   -   N.Y. POST
"What is it about?    I hope I don't sound too evasive
when I say it is about life,  about the human condition,
seen through the eyes of a profound pessimist."
KERR   -   N.Y . HERALD TRIBUNE
"...  There are suggestions that the two tramps
are two disparate but inseparable aspects of individual
man,   suggestions that can be read variously and
furiously as Christian,   existentialist,  or merely stoic
allegories . "
CHAPMAN   -   N.Y.  DAILY NEWS.
11   ,   ,   . Godot is Death."

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