CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece "Waiting for Godot" is as confounding as it is entertaining. Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, wait for someone named Godot, who may or may not be coming. The play was once voted "the most significant English language play of the 20th century." As its characters bicker, banter, sing, swap hats and contemplate suicide -- anything "to hold the terrible silence at bay" -- their world begins to profoundly reflect the predicaments and stress of the human condition.
Top-notch local performers Adam Bryan and Kevin Pauley star in a production of "Godot" at the Alban Arts Center in St. Albans at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 4-5 and 2 p.m. Sunday and May 6. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.