Waiting for Godot

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Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century. This production of the existentialist tragicomedy by the New Yiddish Rep is performed entirely in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles). Directed by Moshe Yassur, the play casts a unique light on Godot; the characters are subtly portrayed as Holocaust survivors, and Yiddish history and culture echoes hauntingly through Beckett’s masterpiece.
Format: Full-length play
Cast Size: 4M
Character breakdown

Vladimir
Estragon
Pozzo
Lucky

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Translated from French to Yiddish by Shane Baker.

Original or Prominent Production: September 20–October 13, 2013, Castillo Theatre, New York; September 2015, 1st Yiddish Theatre Festival at Cornell University; December 23–25, 2015, Theater for the New City, New York.
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Original Language: French
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