Photo Coverage: Waiting for Godot's 50th Anniversary Production Opens

November 17
10:21 AM 2005

Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece, opened in its 50th anniversary production on Wednesday, November 16th. The show began previews on November 8th at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue); it plays a limited engagement of ten weeks only.


Waiting for Godot is presented by Petina Cole; Red Horse Productions, LLC; Leonard Soloway; Steven M. Levy; and Rock and a Hard Place Productions, LLC. The production is directed by Alan Hruska, and features Sam Coppola (Vladimir), Joseph Ragno (Estragon), Ed Setrakian (Pozzo), Martin Shakar (Lucky), and Tanner Rich (Boy). The show is set along a desolate roadside, where Vladimir and Estragon wait for the arrival of the enigmatic title character and pass the time in existential banter.

Tickets, which are $55, are available through online or by phone at (212) 239-6200. Tickets are also available in person at the Theatre at St. Clement's Box Office.

Ed Setrakian, Sam Coppola, Joseph Ragno, and Martin Shakar

Petina Cole (Producer) and Alan Hruska (Director)

Steven M. Levy (Producer and General Manager) and Petina Cole

Jamey Sheridan ("Law & Order") and Alan Hruska (Director)

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery ( and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See for more info.