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The Barbarity of World-Cities ONLINE EVENT Columbia University, Maison Française

Waiting for Godot & The Revolutionists

The University of South Carolina Center for Performance Experiment pairs Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece Waiting for Godot with The Revolutionists, Lauren Gunderson's irreverant but sharply relevant feminist spin on the French Revolution as part of the 2018/2019 season.

The two shows, presented in reperatory February 6-17, offer up stark contrats between action and inaction

Waiting for Godot, directed by Steven Pearson, is at once hilarious and profoundly moving in its portrayal of two vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, who spend their days together questioning, theorizing, arguing, laughing, and consoling…all while eternally awaiting the arrival of the enigmatic figure Godot.

The Revolutionists, directed by Marybeth Gorman Craig, reimagines the French Revolution, transforming it from history to "herstory" as a disparate band of courageous women find themselves working together in a shared fight for liberté, égalité, and sororité. This fresh and funny comedy  brings the past into sharply relevant focus in a story that boldly explores how art and activism can intersect to make history.

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