Simcoe Little Theatre presents Waiting For Godot from Feb 7 - 17th!
WAITING FOR GODOT
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Matthew Wilson
February 7 - 17 Thursday - Saturday 8 P.M. Sunday Matinees 2 P.M.
Waiting for Godot begins on a country road by a tree. It is evening. Estragon, an old man, is sitting on a low mound trying to remove his boot. Vladimir, another old man, joins him. They begin to chat. They have apparently known each other for years. Once perhaps respectable, they are now homeless, debilitated, and often suicidal. They wonder out loud why they did not kill themselves years ago; they consider the possibility of doing it today. They are waiting for someone they call "Godot". While they wait, they share conversation, food, and memories. Two other elderly men, Pozzo and Lucky, arrive on the scene. It is clear that Pozzo is the master, and Lucky is the slave. Upon command, the slave dances and thinks out loud for the entertainment of the others, until he is forcibly silenced. After Lucky and Pozzo depart, a boy arrives. He tells Estragon and Vladimir that Godot will not be there today, but will be there tomorrow. He leaves, and they continue to wait. Godot will be there tomorrow. Estragon and Vladimir are left to wait as before.
ARSENIC and OLD LACE
Written by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Sarah Finch and Alayna Simpson
April 4 - 14, 2019 / Thursday - Saturday 8 P.M. / Sunday Matinees 2 P.M
The play opens with the two Brewster sisters, Martha and Abby, who have lived in their father's house in Brooklyn all of their lives and now as elderly ladies share it with their nephew Teddy. The two fondly tolerate Teddy's firm belief that he is President Roosevelt, even to the extent of allowing him to dig the Panama Canal in their Cellar. Their domestic bliss is enhanced by the increasingly regular visits of Teddy's brother Mortimer as Mortimer's grows ever more fond of Elaine Harper, who lives next door with her father. Mortimer is very fond of his aunts, and fonder still of Elaine and it seems that these domestic arrangements will lead to the inevitable happy conclusion. But when Mortimer makes a disturbing discovery the path to a happy ending becomes anything but clear.
PICASSO at the LAPIN AGILE
By Steve Martin
Directed by Val Smith
June 6 - 16, 2019 / Thursday - Saturday 8 P.M. / Sunday Matinees 2 P.M
This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso's agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso's date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendiman, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark-haired singer time warped in from a later era. "It's important to remember that the playwright of Picasso at the Lapin Agile is Steve Martin, stand-up comic, actor, writer, banjo player and something of a genius in his own right. So when big questions are being addressed, you can be sure that a layer of silliness is always in place (and, subversively, a layer of seriousness beneath that)." - The New York Times
Ticket Prices Adult $25, Senior/Student $20, Child $8, Eyego $6