Waiting For Godot – Mark Taper Forum
Any chance the Taper could produce more revivals of this caliber? Beckett is no doubt right about the confounding ache of existence, but this “Waiting for Godot” provides theatrical hope.
Charles McNulty – LA Times
Michael Arabian’s stunning revival of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” at the Mark Taper Forum never wears the play’s international reputation on its sleeve. All involved don’t seem to know or care about the tragicomedy’s stature as 20th century theatrical redefiner or existential statement. They just tell the tale of two little tramps adrift on a road to nowhere, and let the universality emerge as it will. The result? It’s difficult to imagine a funnier or more moving “Godot” anytime, anyplace.
Bob Verini – Variety
Samuel Beckett is a great comic playwright. You don’t believe me? Then run, don’t walk, to the Mark Taper Forum and see the blissfully funny and yet profoundly melancholy revival of Waiting For Godot.
Harvey Perr – Stage and Cinema
Seamlessly weaving elements of burlesque, commedia del-arte and absurdism, the actors under Arabian’s direction illuminate Beckett’s text in ways that are both profound, moving and entertaining.
Hoyt Hilsman – Huffington Post
“Every generation waits for its Godot; ours has arrived in the Mark Taper Forum’s mesmerizing new production. Clear as glass and sharp as shards, this Godot is alternately tender and severe, compassionately embracing its characters even as they are surrounded by an endless road, night and nothingness.”
Adam Leipzig – Cultural Weekly