Northwest to hold auditions for spring production of “Waiting for Godot”

Auditions for Northwest Mississippi Community College’s spring production of “Waiting for Godot” will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 4-9 p.m.

Those wishing to audition will need to prepare a 60-90 second dramatic or comedic monologue, according to Alyssa Algee, Northwest technical director, who will be directing the play.

“Waiting for Godot” is a two-act tragicomedy written by Samuel Beckett. The NY World-Telegram describes: “Godot cannot be compared to any other theater work, because its purpose is so different. Two dilapidated bums fill their days as painlessly as they can. They wait for Godot, a personage who will explain their interminable insignificance, or put an end to it. They are resourceful, with quarrels and their dependence on each other, as children are. They pass the time ‘which would have passed anyway.’ A brutal man of means comes by, leading a weakling slave who does his bidding like a mechanical doll. Later he comes back, blind, and his slave is mute, but the relationship is unchanged. Every day a child comes from the unknown Godot, and evasively puts the big arrival off until tomorrow…It is a tragic view. Yet, in performance, most of it is brilliant, bitter comedy…It is a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man’s spirit in the face of little hope.”

Performances for “Waiting for Godot” will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 25, Friday, Apr. 27 and Saturday, Apr. 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Apr. 29 at 2 p.m. General admission is $5 and free for students with their student ID.

For more information on the audition process, contact Algee at 662-562-3332 or email aalgee@northwestms.edu.

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