Children of Godot

Children of Godot

It’s the first time kids have been in a Marin Theatre Company show in well over a decade, so what’s the youth-friendly vehicle in question? Annie? Oliver!? Peter Pan? Of course not. It’s Waiting for Godot! I have an article in today’s Marin Independent Journal about all the logistics of having minors in a major cast, so let’s go take a look. Well, shall we go? Yes, let’s go.

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Play’s the Thing

Play’s the Thing

The announcement late last year that American Conservatory Theater would be staging Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Play this season in lieu of the previously scheduled Twelfth Night was great news on several counts: It would feature the return of world-class physical comic Bill Irwin to the ACT stage, it would be another always-welcome opportunity to savor the challenging texts of the modernist pioneer, and after artistic director Carey Perloff’s lackluster productions of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and John Ford’s ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore I hadn’t been looking forward to her staging of Shakespeare’s popular comedy.

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