The Wait is Over (or is it?)

Samuel Becket's Waiting for Godot, will be performed on Saturday, May 25, at 8 p.m. at the Cultural Activities Center. This play will be the directing debut for American History teacher, Mike Horner. "After handling technical responsibilities in six plays,... I was made an offer I couldn't refuse. Shahn McGuire, THS Theater Arts Director, offered to be my technical director if I would direct a play."

Once offered the opportunity to direct, Mr. Horner had little trouble deciding which play he would stage. "Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of twentieth century theater.... I thought it a play our actors would enjoy performing and local audiences would enjoy viewing."

The premise of Waiting for Godot is, what else? two men waiting for Godot (rhymes with judo). Horner disagrees with the critic who described Waiting for Godot as "a play in which nothing happens, twice." Becket labeled his play a "tragicomedy". Horner expounded by calling it a somewhat absurd play that "movingly depicts the fundamental dilemma of man's attempt to give meaning to his existence." As for the message of the play, Horner feels that it will be different for the individual viewer.

The play stars Kyle Fischer as Estragon and James Wright as Vladimir. Brian Mabry plays Lucky; Javier Ahuero, Pozzo; and Mehta has the distinguished (and in his words, "lead 'roll'") of "a boy" The Crew is headed by technical director C.S. Mcguire. Katy Lawson is stage manager, with Beth Woodrum as assistant. Bryan Davis and Chad Duffer are in charge of props. Heather Valdez is doing costumes, makeup, and hair. Margret Crabtree is master electrician. The sound technicians are Tommy Massey and Scott Stoebner. Chad Cosper is lighting technician. Chris McFarland is the master carpenter, and last, but not least, Jill Grobowsky has the all-important dute, the house manager.