The GTA Discovery Series is our alternate — and often more experimental — stage frequently featuring smaller-scale professional productions and contemporary scripts that showcase some of the actors, directors and designers who mentor GTA students and frequently demonstrate a new paradigm of storytelling. Generally performed in our smaller, more intimate theatres and sometimes in unusual, nontraditional spaces with simpler production elements, Discovery Series shows are for those adventurous spirits who want to see new ways of approaching familiar stories or themes.
Coming up on the 2018-2019 Discovery Series
Discovery Series performances are free of charge, with general admission seating on a first-come-first-seated basis. Patrons can get vouchers beginning at 6:30pm the night of each performance to guarantee their seats: the theatre doors will open at approximately 7:10pm.
Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
Nov 9-12, 2018
at the UNG-Gainesville Ed Cabell Theatre
3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s existential classic, begins with two men on a barren road by a leafless tree. Vladimir and Estragon, characterized as “tramps,” contemplate hopelessness and what to do with themselves as they wait for assistance from Godot. We soon see the world they inhabit operates with its own set of rules—where nothing happens and nothing is certain. “Nothing to be done” is one of the many phrases that is repeated throughout the play, which is somewhat of a language poem, as our jovial friends grapple with meaning in the modern world. Rated PG13