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April 13 , 2010

Go -21st Century Existentialism


Major New Contribution to the Theatre of The Absurd!
We are done "Waiting For Godot"!

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A full length 4 Act theater script, 'GO -21st Century Existentialism In An Absurdist Theme' is based on the landmark play by Samuel Beckett 'Waiting For Godot'.

The audience will immediately understand that this play echoes 'Waiting For Godot'. Not only are GOGO and BLIND, the two main characters of the play, similar to Vladimir and Estragon in appearance and dialogue. The stage and scene are also similar to a Beckett play. Thereby, through their association with Beckett’s characters, GOGO and BLIND acquire an instant mythic depth which penetrates to all other characters in the play.

AEON, a starman, is the first character whom the two tramps encounter. AEON exists just beyond the boundaries of present-day physics, in a type of Elsewhere dimension. LUMEN, a wizard and magician, is the power who boosts the tramps through this void. GOGO and BLIND then encounter AZOO, a spirit woman and warrior. She is the conscience and power of nature itself. In the final Act of this 4 Act play, WILL, a clown, is the last character whom the tramps must elude before having a brief encounter with the subject of their search, who is CHILD, that is, Go.

In the intervening 60+ years since 'Waiting For Godot' was first produced, many advances in existential thought have occurred. Whereas Vladimir and Estragon remained locked and alone within their separate but shared solitudes, today the frontiers of the mind encompass much wider spectrums. We are now, in a phrase, 'open at the top.' We are now open to transcendent communications with transcendent realities. A condition familiar in the orient, it is one which we in the occident lost contact with centuries ago. Consequently, GOGO and BLIND have access to guidance which Vladimir and Estragon did not and are able to unlock their solitudes, which they do in the play.

'GO' is peppered with wit, humor and colorful imagery; the dialogue exchanges are swift and crisp. A great many themes and ideas are interwoven throughout the play and do not find their climaxes until later in it. It can be said of 'GO' that it is both entertaining and edifying.

Technical economy is an ever-present consideration. Although there are 7 separate characters, only 5 actors are required to perform it [ie. 3 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 youth either gender]. The stage is sparse and simple; 'GO' is a full-length play enacted upon a fringe set. Dramaturges will be delighted by the minimal stage directions, stage directors by the electricity present in 'GO'. A challenge for thespians, audiences will also be entertained and amused by its abundant humor.

A serious exploration of contemporary existential angst, 'GO' is truly a modern contribution to the theatre of the absurd, a global genre transcending cultural lines!

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