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Theatre Young Harris to Present Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present two performances of Samuel Beckett’s play, “Waiting for Godot.” Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, and Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Dobbs Theatre of the Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. The performances are free and open to the public.

This production tells the story of two characters named Vladimir and Estragon who await endlessly for the arrival of someone named Godot. While waiting, they meet additional characters and engage in a variety of conversations. Throughout their journey, the audience quickly realizes that the world of this play is operating with its own set of rules—where nothing happens, nothing is certain and there is never anything to do.

Directed by senior theatre major Shannon Wade, of Fayetteville, Ga., the production features senior theatre major Clara Levi, of Winder, Ga., freshman theatre major Carrie Worsley, of Warm Springs, Ga., junior theatre majors Hannah Johnson, of Marietta, Ga., and Savannah Williams, of Rutledge, Ga., and Zell and Shirley Miller Library Assistant Ben March, ’16.

“The cast and crew have worked together to create the immersive world of ‘Waiting for Godot’,” said Wade. “The characters, set and costumes are specifically structured to inspire the audience to question identity roles, reality, and relationships.”

“Waiting for Godot” is part of Theatre Young Harris’ Studio Series, which features productions showcasing student direction and provides an invaluable educational experience that focuses on the fundamentals of the production process.

Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to YHC students, faculty and staff as well as the community.

Individual show tickets for the 2016-2017 Mainstage Series are on sale now through the YHC Box Office located in the lobby of Goolsby Center, or by calling (706) 379-4307. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at

For more information, call YHC’s Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit