Lingering by the side of the road, killing time with hat tricks and half-remembered stories, Estragon and Vladimir dawdle through one of the greatest dramas of the 20th century. In Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s absurd, anarchic exploration of time, life is vaudeville and tragedy, philosophy and confusion, teetering on the edge of despair, yet tuned with Beckett’s unique blend of poetry and humor.
Druid, “one of the world’s greatest acting ensembles” (The Guardian), and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes bring “the freshest, funniest and most affecting production of the play you’re ever likely to see” (The Irish Times) to STC in its regional premiere.
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Druid: DruidShakespeare, Brigit, Be Infants in Evil, The Colleen Bawn, DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy . Other Theatre: Juno and the Paycock, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Caretaker, An Ideal Husband, My Cousin Rachel, Little Women, Hay Fever, Arcadia, Salomé, The Glass Menagerie (Gate Theatre); Othello, She Stoops to Conquer, The Hanging Gardens, Major Barbara, John Gabriel Borkman, The Rivals, Only an Apple, An Ideal Husband, The Big House, Saved, The Importance of Being Earnest (Abbey Theatre); Improbable Frequency (E59 Street Theatre, New York); Pentecost, Spokesong (The Lyric Theatre / Rough Magic Theatre Co.); Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Hamlet (Second Age Theatre Co.); Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Livin’ Dred Theatre Co. / NOMAD Theatre Network); Philadelphia, Here I Come! (ART NI). FILM/TELEVISION: Barbarians Rising! (dir. Maurice Sweeney); The Devils Pool (dir. Cecily Brennan, VicoFilms); The Man Inside (dir. Rory Bresnihan, Broken Pictures Ltd.) AWARDS: Marty won the Irish Times Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Hamlet in 2010 and again for his portrayal of Richard II in DruidShakespeare in 2015.
The Silver Tassie, Penelope, The Playboy of the Western World, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Empress of India, The Year of the Hiker, The Walworth Farce, DruidSynge. Other theatre includes: King Lear, Translations, 16 Possible Glimpses, Arrah na Pogue, Christ Deliver Us, Romeo & Juliet, Drama at Inish, The Shaughraun, She Stoops to Conquer, The Burial at Thebes, I Do Not Like Thee, Dr. Fell, The Wolf of Winter, Finders Keepers (Abbey Theatre). FILM/TELEVISION: Maze, The Foreigner, Assassin’s Creed, The Tudors, Pan, Vikings, Inspector Jury, Clean Break, Sacrifice, The Other Side of Sleep, Single-Handed, Jack Taylor, Love/Hate, Little Foxes, The Tudors, Ella Enchanted, LSD:73. AWARDS: OBIE, Lucille Lortel, and Manchester Evening News Best Actor Awards for his performance as Cripple Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan; Irish Times Irish Theatre Award, Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Liam (Conversations on a Homecoming) in DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy.
Nolan graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2003. Druid: DruidShakespeare, The Colleen Bawn, DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy. Other theatre includes: Northern Star, The Critic, Peer Gynt, The Importance of Being Earnest, Don Carlos, The Taming of the Shrew, Improbable Frequency, Is This About Sex? (Rough Magic); Chekhov’s First Play (Dead Centre); Breaking Dad, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place, The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Sleeping Beauty (Landmark); The Importance of Being Earnest, Bedroom Farce, A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman (Gate Theatre); She Stoops to Conquer, Aristocrats, The Government Inspector (nominated for Irish Times Irish Theatre Award, Best Supporting Actor), Translations, Arrah Na Pogue, Macbeth, The Rivals (Abbey Theatre); Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Livin’ Dred/Nomad); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Corn Exchange); The Evils of Tobacco (Mangiare Theatre – nominated for Best Male Performer, Dublin Fringe Festival 2006). FILM/TELEVISION: WILD, Charlie, Fair City, A Thousand Times Goodnight, The Baker Street Irregulars, Trouble in Paradise, Nothing Personal.
Originally from Gorey, Co. Wexford, and trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Druid: DruidShakespeare, DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy, The Silver Tassie, The Walworth Farce, The Year of the Hiker. Other theatre includes: A Streetcar Named Desire, Bedroom Farce, An Ideal Husband, The Caretaker, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie (Gate Theatre); The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane (Pan Pan); Cavalcaders, The Recruiting Officer (Abbey Theatre); Alone It Stands (Lane Productions); Playing from the Heart (the Ark); The Field (national tour for Scott-Rellis Productions) The Winter’s Tale (Corcadorca). FILM/TELEVISION: Quirke, Rough Diamond, Fair City, Love is the Drug, Pure Mule, Alexander, Frontline, Stella Days.
Garry Hynes co-founded Druid Theatre Company in 1975 and has worked as its Artistic Director from 1975 to 1991 and from 1995 to date. From 1991 to 1994 she was Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Garry has also worked with the Gate Theatre (Ireland); the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court (UK), Center Theatre Group, Second Stage, Signature Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, the Kennedy Center, the Mark Taper Forum and the Spoleto Festival (USA).
Awards include The Joe A.Callaway Award (New York) for Outstanding Directing for The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh (2009); She won a Tony Award for Direction for The Beauty Queen of Leenane in 1998, and is a recipient of many other theatre awards, including The Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Awards for Best Director for DruidShakespeare, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Waiting for Godot and a Special Tribute Award for her contribution to Irish Theatre (2005). Garry has also received honorary Doctorates from the University College Dublin, the University of Dublin, the National University of Ireland and the National Council for Education Awards, and most recently she was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal; College of Physicians in Ireland. She is a member of the Honorary Council of the Royal Hibernian Academy (HRHA). In 2011, Garry was appointed Adjunct Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway.
Ingalls trained at the Yale School of Drama and the University of Connecticut. He often collaborates with the Wooden Floor dancers, Santa Ana, California. Druid: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Waiting for Godot, DruidShakespeare. Other theatre includes: Julius Caesar at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the U.S. tour of Carmen de Lavallade’s As I Remember It. OPERA: the world premieres of John Adams’ Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, El Niño, The Gospel According to the Other Mary; the world premieres of Kaija Saariaho's L’Amour de Loin, Adriana Mater, La Passion de Simone and Only the Sound Remains, all directed by Peter Sellars; Kat’a Kabanova, directed by Garry Hynes at Spoleto Festival/USA. DANCE:several pieces for Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance; Layla and Majnun, Mozart Dances, The Hard Nut and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato for Mark Morris Dance Group; Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary US Tour; The Nutcracker for Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet; A Fairy’s Kiss for Miami City Ballet, Don Quixote for Dutch National Opera and The Sleeping Beauty forTeatro alla Scala Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, NYC, all choreographed by Alexi Ratmansky; John Cranko’s Onegin atSan Francisco Ballet and National Ballet of Canada; Celts, choreographed by Lila York.
Druid: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Waiting for Godot (2016), DruidShakespeare, Brigit, Bailegangaire, Penelope, The New Electric Ballroom, The Hackney Office. Other theatre: The Twits, The Ritual Slaughter Of Gorge Mastromas (Royal Court); Misterman (Galway Arts Festival & Landmark Productions); Medea, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Twelfth Night, No Man’s Land, Tristan & Yseult, The Emperor Jones, Earthquakes in London (National Theatre, London); The Merchant Of Venice, Cloud Nine (Almeida); All’s Well That Ends Well, The Heart of Robin Hood, Great Expectations, Coriolanus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Tantalus, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company). London West End credits: My Night With Reg, Goodnight Mr. Tom, The Vortex, A Voyage Around My Father, And Then There Were None, Some Girls, Waiting for Godot, What The Butler Saw, Journey’s End, Equus. AWARDS: Tony Award Best Sound Design for Equus (2009), Drama Desk Award for Journey’s End (2007).
O’Connor is a regular collaborator with Garry Hynes and Druid. His designs for plays, musicals and opera have been seen in Ireland, the U.K., throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Druid: DruidShakespeare, Brigit, Bailegangaire, The Colleen Bawn, DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy, Big Maggie, The Silver Tassie, The Gigli Concert, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Leaves, Empress of India, The Year of the Hiker, DruidSynge, The Well of the Saints, The Tinker’s Wedding, Sharon’s Grave, Sive, The Good Father, My Brilliant Divorce, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lonesome West, A Skull in Connemara, The Leenane Trilogy, The Country Boy, The Way You Look Tonight, Shadow and Substance, Wild Harvest. AWARDS: Three Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, Best Design; Boston Critics Circle; Dora Mavor Moore Award; and, most recently, a nomination for the Faust Prize, Germany.