Waiting for Waiting for Godot

Critics

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Reviews: 7

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Fri Dec 13, 8:00pm
Sat Dec 14, 8:00pm

WEST COAST PREMIERE! It is probably not their night. Ester and Val are understudies for a production of Waiting for Godot. They are committed to art, and frustrated by anonymity. They understand their purpose, but not the reasons they stay. They accept their fate, but question each other's motives, all while waiting for "him" to appear...

A "gleefully absurd" (Time Out New York) backstage farce packed with profound insight, existential dread, and shameless punchlines, Waiting for Waiting for Godot is the Beckett companion you didn't know you needed.

Reviews

Matt Ritchey

There is great talent in Waiting For Waiting For Godot at Sacred Fools. They need better material.

sour - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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At its core, Waiting for Waiting for Godot is a play for actors. It's a fun, interesting evening at the theatre that gets to the heart of what it means to wake up every morning and need to create. Artists will wait as long as they need to–to perform, to share–because they have no other choice.

sweet - Kelsey Goeres - The SoCal Review - ...read full review


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Hanson’s play is a tribute to Beckett, but above all else it’s an acid-etched valentine to actors, those intrepid aspirants who forgo an easy path for the strenuous and oft thankless service of art.

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA

Bruno Oliver and Joe Hernandez-Kolski play two hapless and frustrated understudies hoping for sudden injury or illness so they can finally go on as Estragon and Vladimir in Beckett’s game-changing classic. Understudying is by nature a bizarre trial for any actor, sitting in a musty, cluttered little space constantly staring at yourself in the makeup mirrors and wondering if you still remember the lines and blocking. With tongue firmly implanted in cheek, playwright Dave Hanson gets it, his hilarious little gem of a play perfectly capturing any artist’s age-old dilemma—and so do director Jacob Sidney and his exemplary pair of veteran physical comedians who collectively breathe life into a piece that could be a disaster in less talented hands. In a current end-of-the-year season bursting with exceptional productions in our often parched LA theatre season as the holidays approach, I hope this less dazzling or well-appointed but highly recommended little production doesn’t, like poor unappreciated Ester and Val, get lost in the shuffle—especially for anyone who has ever been dumb enough to decide to be an actor or has been around anyone who is.

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA - ...read full review


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The two leads, Bruno Oliver and Joe Hernandez-Kolski perform with the same comical timing in the style of a comedy team from the days of vaudeville and burlesque when physical comedy was king! (Also very common as seen in two reel film comedies of yore before the movies learned how to “talk”!) Jacob Sidney as director keeps their pacing up from frantic to near panic stricken as the duo hope they can emote the lines that made Beckett one of the theater world’s most respected playwrights.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


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This tight full length one act will charm fans of Samuel Beckett with familiar references and might introduce Godot to folks who may not have heard the good news.

WFWFGodot is a must see.

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

Playwright David Hanson’s Waiting for Waiting for Godot is its own inspired tragi-comedy nestled into a backstage dressing room where two understudies wait to be called to the stage to perform their roles of Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot in the event of an emergency. Hanson’s play tilts rather a bit more on the scale towards comedy than tragedy and it soon becomes clear that the two schmucks, Ester (Bruno Oliver) and Val (Joe Hernandez-Kolski) will never get to set foot in front of an audience. The title says it all.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

There is great talent in Waiting For Waiting For Godot at Sacred Fools. They need better material.

sour - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


Avatar

At its core, Waiting for Waiting for Godot is a play for actors. It's a fun, interesting evening at the theatre that gets to the heart of what it means to wake up every morning and need to create. Artists will wait as long as they need to–to perform, to share–because they have no other choice.

sweet - Kelsey Goeres - The SoCal Review - ...read full review


Avatar

Hanson’s play is a tribute to Beckett, but above all else it’s an acid-etched valentine to actors, those intrepid aspirants who forgo an easy path for the strenuous and oft thankless service of art.

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA

Bruno Oliver and Joe Hernandez-Kolski play two hapless and frustrated understudies hoping for sudden injury or illness so they can finally go on as Estragon and Vladimir in Beckett’s game-changing classic. Understudying is by nature a bizarre trial for any actor, sitting in a musty, cluttered little space constantly staring at yourself in the makeup mirrors and wondering if you still remember the lines and blocking. With tongue firmly implanted in cheek, playwright Dave Hanson gets it, his hilarious little gem of a play perfectly capturing any artist’s age-old dilemma—and so do director Jacob Sidney and his exemplary pair of veteran physical comedians who collectively breathe life into a piece that could be a disaster in less talented hands. In a current end-of-the-year season bursting with exceptional productions in our often parched LA theatre season as the holidays approach, I hope this less dazzling or well-appointed but highly recommended little production doesn’t, like poor unappreciated Ester and Val, get lost in the shuffle—especially for anyone who has ever been dumb enough to decide to be an actor or has been around anyone who is.

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA - ...read full review


Avatar

The two leads, Bruno Oliver and Joe Hernandez-Kolski perform with the same comical timing in the style of a comedy team from the days of vaudeville and burlesque when physical comedy was king! (Also very common as seen in two reel film comedies of yore before the movies learned how to “talk”!) Jacob Sidney as director keeps their pacing up from frantic to near panic stricken as the duo hope they can emote the lines that made Beckett one of the theater world’s most respected playwrights.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Avatar

This tight full length one act will charm fans of Samuel Beckett with familiar references and might introduce Godot to folks who may not have heard the good news.

WFWFGodot is a must see.

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

Playwright David Hanson’s Waiting for Waiting for Godot is its own inspired tragi-comedy nestled into a backstage dressing room where two understudies wait to be called to the stage to perform their roles of Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot in the event of an emergency. Hanson’s play tilts rather a bit more on the scale towards comedy than tragedy and it soon becomes clear that the two schmucks, Ester (Bruno Oliver) and Val (Joe Hernandez-Kolski) will never get to set foot in front of an audience. The title says it all.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review