Samuel Becket’s “Waiting for Godot” finally comes to the Cameron University stage on Thursday-Sunday, March 4-7, in the University Theatre. This production, originally scheduled for February 18-21, was rescheduled due to the illness of a cast member. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 4 and 5, but the show will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7. The University Theatre is located west of the intersection of 27th Street and A Avenue.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students. CU students receive one free admission with their CU I.D. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 580-581-2478. Seating is extremely limited due to COVID-19 precautions.
This tragicomedy continues Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts’ 2020-21 theatre season, honoring “Festival XI - Connections: Information Transfer Between People.” “Waiting for Godot” follows two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, as they quarrel, make-up, and continue to wait for Godot.
Joey Roberts, Lawton, plays the role of Estragon. Other cast members from Lawton are Curtis Myers as Lucky and Maliah Davis as Pozzo. Payton Williams from Comanche plays Vladimir and Gavin Scott of Fletcher takes on the role of the boy.
The design team is comprised of Cameron University students. Those from Lawton include: Ciara Renée as the stage manager, Stephanie Sabol as the lighting designer, Nina Pebeahsy as the sound board operator, Micah Harris, running crew, and Abbie Rinestine as the house manager. Joining them are Sidni Blalock, Duncan, as the assistant stage manager, Aubrey Waxler, Del City, as the light board operator, and Dakota Barbee, Walters, as the properties designer. Francis Waweru, Nairobi, Kenya, and Jade Ellis, Comanche, are running crew, and Cole Nowlin of Anadarko is wardrobe.
Faculty working on the show include Associate Professor Eric Abbott as the costume and makeup designer, Assistant Professor Ben Williams as the scenic designer, and Associate Professor Dr. Deidre Onishi as the director.