Waiting For...Dunno by John Kenwell


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Waiting For...Dunno by John Kenwell

In this homage to Waiting For Godot, two apparently hapless humans (Casimira and Unlucky) daily, fruitlessly, and desperately await the arrival of the one person who will release them from the boredom of their meaningless existence. When eventually their isolation and boredom is punctuated by the arrival of "Potso", the two believe, initially, that they will be saved.

Another stranger arrives, but rather than increasing their hopes, Casimira and Unlucky suspect that their very existence is threatened by both of the newcomers.
For Casimira and Unlucky, whose existence has been one of complete inaction and lack of meaning, their one hope for survival is to take direct and aggressive action, far beyond the passive mindfulness that Casimira has used to survive previously.

Keywords: human trafficking, theatre of the absurd, bullying, slavery, Samuel Beckett, existentialism, human condition, waiting, despair, mindfulness

Genre: Tragicomedy, absurdist
Acts: 2
Run time: 70 minutes
Suitable for students 14+
Content note: Contains some swearing, and deals with the subject of human trafficking.

Cast size: 5 actors
Male roles: 3
Female roles: 2
Casting note: The four main characters, Potso, Unlucky, Casimira, and L'Etranger are adults, but their ages are unimportant. The Girl should ideally be younger than the other four characters.