“…Waiting for Waiting for Godot is a perfectly executed trip into metatheatrical purgatory…” TimeOut New York
August 11, 2015 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL: What better way to wrap up the summer season than with a cool comedy that masterfully and humorously takes on a theatrical classic. Thinking Cap Theatre will present Dave Hanson’s critically acclaimed Waiting for Waiting for Godot. August 28th through September 13th. (There will be a preview performance on August 27th) Hanson’s comedy about two understudies who are waiting to ‘go on’ in a production of Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot – itself a play about two men who wait for a man they’ve never met, who never arrives – is not in any way an adaptation or interpretation of Beckett’s work, but rather a brand new play that examines life, theatre, acting, and art in a unique, clever, and extremely funny way. A winner of the Overall Excellence Award for Overall Play at the 2013 New York Fringe Festival, Waiting for Waiting for Godot was described as ‘gleefully absurd’ by TimeOut New York, ‘delectable’ by the New York Times, and ‘damn near perfect’ by Theatre is Easy.
Award-winning theatre artist and educator Margaret Ledford is directing the production, which will star Scott Douglas Wilson, Mark Duncan, and Vanessa Elise.
Dave Hanson is an actor and writer living in New York City. Originally from Seattle, he studied Theatre and English Literature at Whittier College and spent several years in Los Angeles, where he worked as an actor and writer, performed improv and sketch comedy, and served as a writer and producer for the Chelsea Lately Show on the E! Network. He has also toured the country as a standup comedian. Hanson’s other works include two one act plays, The Exit Interview & Cafe d’Automatique, which were produced and published for the 2013 & 2014 C10 Play Festival. He is a permanent ensemble member of the Collective New York Theatre Group, and writes and performs regularly with the New York sketch group The Shorts Show.
The Vanguard, which serves as the permanent residence of Thinking Cap Theatre, is an intimate, versatile, 99-seat black box performance space located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Formerly a church when first erected in 1939, the freshly remodeled venue is fast becoming a well known sanctuary for the arts. Their recent productions of Always… Patsy Cline, Vita & Virginia, and most recently, David and Amy Sedaris’ The Book of Liz have been extremely well received by critics and audiences alike.
Tickets for Waiting for Waiting for Godot are $35 ($20 for students with ID) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling 813-220-1546 or on line at http://thinkingcaptheatre.com. The Vanguard is located at 1501 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 33301. There is free street parking surrounding the building and a metered municipal lot just south of The Vanguard on Andrews Ave. For more information about Thinking Cap Theatre visit http://thinkingcaptheatre.com. For information about The Vanguard visit http://www.vanguardarts.org
Waiting for Waiting for Godot
By Dave Hanson
August 27 – September 13, 2015
Performance dates & times:
Thursday 8/27 8pm (Preview)
Friday 8/28 8pm (Opening Night)
Saturday 8/29 8pm
Sunday 8/30 5pm
Thursday 9/3 8pm
Friday 9/4 8pm
Saturday 9/5 8pm
Sunday 9/6 5pm
Wednesday 9/9 8pm
Thursday 9/10 8pm
Friday 9/11 8pm
Saturday 9/12 8pm
Sunday 9/13 5pm
Tickets: $35 /$20 for students with ID
To purchase tickets: 813-220-1546 or http://thinkingcaptheatre.com
1501 S. Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301