From Dramatists Play Service:
The NY World-Telegram describes: "GODOT cannot be compared to any other theater work, because its
purpose is so different. Two dilapidated 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
are resourceful, with quarrels and their dependence on each other, as children are. They pass the
time 'which would have passed anyway.' A brutal man of means comes by, leading a weakling slave who
does his bidding like a mechanical doll. Later on he comes back, blind, and his slave is mute, but
the relationship is unchanged. 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…It is a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man's spirit in the face of little
A classic of the modern theatre. On Broadway, WAITING FOR GODOT roused audiences to demonstrations of
enthusiasm and anger. A play that will provide an exciting challenge for groups interested in
producing something out of the ordinary.
"…moving, often funny, grotesquely beautiful and utterly absorbing." —NY Post.
"…at once pathetic and hilarious." —NY World-Telegram.