The Night Forlorn (or Waitin' on Godsford)

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THE NIGHT FORLORN (or Waitin' On Godsford) is a re-imagining of Beckett's Waiting for Godot, set in the West during the 1870s. At a campfire out on the prairie, two none-too-bright cowpokes, wait for their leader Godsford and for instructions about "the plan." There's been a hanging in town, and they may or may not have been part of it - in the flurry of what happened, things are somewhat unclear to them. All they are sure about is that Godsford has told them to meet them here by the tree. Into their midst come several tumbleweed characters - all of whom may change the course of their destiny in one way or another. A comedic journey which utilizes the roots of vaudeville as well as the absurdity of Beckett, the play is in many ways an homage to the elegiac westerns of Ford and Peckinpah. With: Tom Allard. Jim Beaver, Leslie Caveny, J. Downing, Robert W. Laur, June Schreiner Written by Steve Nevil Directed by Arden Teresa Lewis Produced by David Mingrino & Linda Rand

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"The Night Forlorn (Or, Waitin' On Godsford), is a must-see new production well-written by Steve Nevil and well-directed by Arden Teresa Lewis."

sweet - Harrison Held - The Los Angeles Beat - ...read full review


"Nevil's script is funny and imaginative, and director Arden Teresa Lewis seems to have a deep affinity for the material, carefully teasing out all the comic possibilities, and she's well-served by an able cast. Beaver and Downing make an excellent comedy team as two pals constantly sharing hopes and plans, yet incapable of any real action: their occupation is, simply, waiting —for fate to take them in hand. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Neal Weaver - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"A winning blend of fine writing and acting, the Theatre West world premiere production of The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) offers an entertaining and wry comic take on Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot,..."

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


"We don't have many western plays, and this is one not to be missed. Loads of laughs, and I'm telling you, do not miss the lasso twirling by June Schreiner. YEEEEHAAAAA!!!!!"

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


""The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford)" is a brilliantly acted, beautifully directed and boldly written piece of theater. ...A piece that is often lacking in Westerns was a shinning beacon in "The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford)" - strong women!"

sweet - Terry Gloeggler - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


"The Night Forlorn (Or, Waitin' On Godsford), is a must-see new production well-written by Steve Nevil and well-directed by Arden Teresa Lewis."

sweet - Harrison Held - The Los Angeles Beat - ...read full review


"Nevil's script is funny and imaginative, and director Arden Teresa Lewis seems to have a deep affinity for the material, carefully teasing out all the comic possibilities, and she's well-served by an able cast. Beaver and Downing make an excellent comedy team as two pals constantly sharing hopes and plans, yet incapable of any real action: their occupation is, simply, waiting —for fate to take them in hand. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Neal Weaver - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"A winning blend of fine writing and acting, the Theatre West world premiere production of The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford) offers an entertaining and wry comic take on Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot,..."

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


"We don't have many western plays, and this is one not to be missed. Loads of laughs, and I'm telling you, do not miss the lasso twirling by June Schreiner. YEEEEHAAAAA!!!!!"

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


""The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford)" is a brilliantly acted, beautifully directed and boldly written piece of theater. ...A piece that is often lacking in Westerns was a shinning beacon in "The Night Forlorn (or, Waitin' on Godsford)" - strong women!"

sweet - Terry Gloeggler - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review