New Yiddish Rep presents a new staging of Samuel Beckett's masterwork, performed entirely in Yiddish with English super-titles. More…
The dark and often humorous language of "Waiting for Godot" comments upon the absurdity of humanity, how we expect and hope, despite evidence to the contrary, that someone - God, a hero, a messiah - will arrive and resolve our existential questions.
See it if You want to see a Yiddish interpretation of Waiting for Godot. Excellent acting and beautiful flow of the language.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy supertitles or Beckett’s plays. You need more action. I thought the translation was appropriate to the intent of the play.
See it if you'd like to see a modern classic translated to an ethnic milieu that feels fully natural & discovers fresh depths to the play.
Don't see it if you are looking for light fare for the year-end holidays: though consistently funny, this play is deadly serious.