Baylor Theater Opens Season With Samuel Beckett Classic Aug. 31

Aug. 24, 1999

Baylor Theater will perform Samuel Beckett's existentialist masterpiece Waiting for Godot for its first production of the 1999-2000 season. Curtain times will be 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 4 and Sept. 8-11 with a matinee performance scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5. All performances will be in the Theater 11 in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus.

The play, which was first produced in 1953, follows the conversations of two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who are waiting for the arrival of the mysterious Godot, who continually sends word that he will appear but who never does. Directed by Patricia Cook, professor of theater arts, Waiting for Godot features Dr. Steven Peters, lecturer in theater arts, as Vladimir; Scot Lahaie as Estragon; Michael Whitener as Pozzo; Justin Martindale as Lucky; and Jimmy Peters as Boy.

Other productions scheduled for the upcoming season include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The School for Scandal, On the Verge, Collected Stories, For Better, For Worse and, in cooperation with the Baylor School of Music, The Marriage of Figaro.

Season tickets are available for $44 for the six productions or $40 with a Baylor ID. General admission tickets for Waiting for Godot are priced at $8 and can be purchased at the Theater Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain. For more information, call 710-1865.

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