Saturday Poem / Proteus and Godot

A 15-act play by Paul J. Cech / Based on an original idea formulated on or about April 9, 2014.

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Narrator: Somewhere in a city an audience is Waiting for Godot.

 

Simultaneously, in a small theater on the outskirts of the same city the stage is set.

A 30-watt halogen bulb is on in a shade-less lamp. The lamp sits on a battered three-legged coffee table, this is off to stage right. At mid-stage two actors are conversing:

 

Act I of 15 10-minute acts

 

Proteus: What do you want to do today?

 

Godot: I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know...

 

Godot’s response continues throughout the next 13 acts: I don’t know...

 

Act XV

 

Godot: I don’t know...

 

Proteus: Well?

 

Godot: I feel like I am supposed to be somewhere... I don’t know...

 

Curtain

 

The End.

Paul J. Cech

Paul J. Cech, a high school teacher, lives in Washington County. His work has appeared recently in The Other Voices International Poetry Project and in Fig Leaves. “Waiting for Godot” by PICT Classic Theater happens to be playing through June 21 at The Charity RandallTheatre.


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