|Dan “Waiting for Godot”|
Broadway has a life of its own and is a magical place to be! As you may already know, I saw Waiting for Godot on Broadway and it was quite the adventure. Waiting for Godot is not a play for everyone; it’s a drama where the actors drag you into a world where time is obscured. By the end of it you can not but feel mentally exhausted as you take a deep breath outside of the theater and you ask yourself, “what just happened?”
I had read Waiting for Godot several times as well as many other Beckett plays. It was hard to not go to the play with out certain expectations regarding how it would be. I will say that the play was marvelous and kept me entertained the whole way through. Godot is a “tragicomedy” in two acts which on the surface will make you laugh, but, underneath the surface is a world of despair that deals with deep philosophical questions that all people deal with whether they are cognizant of it or not. It was an amazing experience, perhaps once in a life time, the crowd we sat with was the who’s who; writers and actors, and such. I am convinced that my friend Josh and I had the best seats in the house, 8 rows back and dead center, we didn’t have to look up and we didn’t have to look down – we looked the actors right in the eye.
I do want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped me have such a great experience. Angela DeCicco and Matt Stern helped me get the great tickets which as I already stated were the best in the house. Beverly Brennan made it possible for Josh and me to go back stage and meet some of the actors and get a tour of the stage. I have been backstage before, but, something about this was very special and a memory I hold on to dearly. Most of all I would like to thank my folks, for without them these friends would not be a part of my life and I’m sure last week’s experience would not have been the same.
“Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! Let us do something, while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed. But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late!” – Beckett
P.S. Happy Birthday Dick Fay