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Fordham University Offers Symposium With Leading Beckett Scholars

Fordham University Offers Symposium With Leading Beckett Scholars This year's 2018 White Light Festival will run from October 16 through November 18. The multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in six venues across the city, including world, U.S., and New York premieres. The ninth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and the communal impulse as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries.

Ireland's inestimable Druid theater company and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes present Samuel Beckett's irreverent existentialist masterpiece Waiting for Godot. In this refreshing reimagining infused with slapstick comedy, Druid's award-winning production joins the festival for a 14-performance run, in the culmination of a well-received international tour.

Tickets for the 2018 White Light Festival are available online at, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall Box Office (Broadway and 65th Street).

A pre-performance discussion with director Garry Hynes and Robert Marx will take place on Saturday, November 3 at 6:15 pm.

Live audio description, designed for guests who are blind or have low vision to fully experience visual elements of the production, are available for performances on Monday, November 5 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm. Guests can access audio description at any seat in the house. To reserve receivers, contact or 212.875.5375.

In addition, on Tuesday, November 6 starting at 1:15 pm, Fordham University presents a free symposium on Waiting for Godot, featuring Garry Hynes and members of the cast as well as leading Beckett scholars. Details are available at

Details on the full White Light Festival lineup may be found at

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