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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Godot as Protest

photo: Lee Celano
Perhaps you've read the Sunday Times piece (see photo) on Classical Theatre of Harlem's Godot in New Orleans. But how about the Mother Jones article?
"Any empty lot or street corner in New Orleans could serve as the setting for Godot," says Paul Chan, the artist behind the project.
Gee, will theatre be embraced by the activist political left once again?

PS Since I missed the original Harlem production, I do hope this bodes well for a remounting...?


Anonymous said...

Cool picture. But I thought the Beckett estate didn't permit these kind of alterations.

Anonymous said...

Too bad neither writer seemed to know about the important Civil Rights-movement Godot in New Orleans done by the Free Southern Theater back in the day.

Anonymous said...

There are very few 2 story homes in the neighborhoods that were destroyed by Katrina. One story, shotgun style houses are the norm. Too bad the designer didn't do his (or her) homeowrk.