GODOT HAS COME FOR 5 SPECIAL PERFORMANCES ONLY
November 28th through December 2nd 2017 – 8pm
Montréal, November 8, 2017 – Infinithéâtre is known for incubating original Québec playwrights but this time, in association with Espace Knox, they host a world famous Japanese original by Minoru Betsuyaku entitled Godot Has Come. The piece pays a moving and vibrant tribute to Samuel Beckett by taking a layered and hilarious look at our overly occupied existence in modern times.
Delighting audiences in Oslo, Paris, Berlin, Dublin, and Eastern Europe, Godot Has Come earned international critical acclaim. The Berlin Deutsches Theatre says the play is “…a powerful, successful production…”. Paris critique Dashiell Donello calls it “Suite joyeuse dans laquelle sa vision aiguisée ne laisse rien passer à la société actuelle.”.
This is a slapstick comedy – warmer and lighter than the Beckett original. Godot Has Come is Minoru Betsuyaku’s deep dive into what it means to actually experience life – and whether, with our manic modern mentality, we can exceed indifference to exist in the moment.
Infinithéâtre’s Artistic Director Guy Sprung says “This is an excellent opportunity for us to continue our on-going dialogue with Japanese theatre. In 2014, Hanafuda Denki was a smash hit with audiences and we’re equally excited about Godot.”. In an interview with The Irish Examiner, world renowned Japanese director, and director of Godot Has Come, K. Kiyama notes the play reflects “…society which has moved from being family and community based to individualistic and somewhat controlled by technology.”. With comedy as a rich byproduct, Godot Has Come examines the absurdity of life, of forgetting to wait for what we hope for whether it be a higher power, a break, or the tapestry of relationships we stake our very happiness on.
Infinithéâtre is Québec’s premiere English-language theatre producing original Québec works. Infinithéâtre hosts a myriad of script development initiatives including an annual playwriting competition entitled Write-On-Q!, a staged reading series called The Pipeline and an in-depth dramaturgical playwright’s unit (aka: The Unit). Infinithéâtre challenges writers to develop their craft to its highest level and ensures that Québec English-language plays are produced and celebrated in theatres across Canada and internationally.
GODOT HAS COME
Performances: Nov 28th – Dec 2nd, Tues-Sat. at 8:00 pm
Venue: Espace Knox, 6215 ave Godfrey, Montréal, H4B 1K3
Tickets: Regular: $30, Students/Seniors: $23
Groups: $20, Infinithéâtre 6-Packs available (6 tickets for the price of 4 – $120)
All tickets prices listed include taxes.
(70 minutes in Japanese with English and French surtitles)