Last Sunday, I had a chance to watch an act of Samuel Beckett's Filipino adoptation of Waiting for Godot (courtesy of Grace and AF). The play is part of the Virgin Labfest 2 (Untried, Undested, Unpublished, Unstaged Works) at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute at CCP.
To quote one of the postcard they handed out as invitations, the play is a "… philosophical masterpiece about the senselessness (or purposefulness) of human existence."
Waiting for Godot was first published in French and translated by the author himself into English. The Filipino adoptation is enjoyable complete with Filipino street slang!
The play will run under the following dates:
- Sep 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2006 at 8:00 PM
- Sep 9, 20, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, Oct 1, 2006 at 3:00 PM
If you are interested in reading the English script you can find them here:
You should watch the play on stage! The cast were very effective in their respective roles and each rendered a very solid performance.
Here's a picture of my friends and I with some of the cast:
Finally, here's a tip: If you plan to watch several plays this theater season, then you should consider getting a subscription where you can watch 4 plays for the price of 3.