Druid Theatre's

Waiting for Godot

May 23

June 3, 2018

CST's Courtyard Theater

A World’s Stage Production
from Ireland
by Samuel Beckett
directed by Garry Hynes

A revolutionary staging… the best work made of the play in years.

The Stage

There isn’t room to count the fresh perspectives Druid has yielded on this fathomless play.

The Irish Times

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The Play

Ireland's prestigious Druid Theatre is back with an enthralling new interpretation of Beckett’s seminal work. In one on the most acclaimed plays of the 20th century, two friends wait at the end of the world for the arrival of the mysterious Godot. To pass the time, they debate life’s great unanswered questions, until two figures appear at dusk. Druid, recognized as one of the world’s greatest acting ensembles, returns after their previous CST engagements of The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Walworth Farce with this universally acclaimed production of Beckett’s classic.


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About the Company

Druid began as a bold idea: to create Ireland’s first professional theatre company outside of Dublin.
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About the Director

Garry Hynes, award-winning director and co-founder of Druid Theater Company, returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
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Critical Acclaim

“A revolutionary staging… the best work made of the play in years," raves The Stage.
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The Players

Creative Team

Garry Hynes Director

Francis O'Connor Design

James F. Ingalls  Lighting Design

Greg Clarke  Sound Design

Nick Winston  Movement Director


Garrett Lombard  Lucky

Aaron Monaghan  Estragon

Rory Nolan  Pozzo

Marty Rea Vladamir

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