Producers, Take Note.
What’s that? Only the most marketable and creative theater suggestion in decades? Tell me more!
An all-dog Waiting for Godot. It’s Waiting for Godot, but the entire cast…is live dogs. (“Waiting for Dogot”?) And they have these huge thought bubbles projected above their heads with the dialogue in them.
Beckett would be totally into it, and it would infuse the whole leash-Pozzo-Lucky thing with MEANING and IMPORT.
(Idea inspired by my own dog, who decided his best-dog-friend Shumbai, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, was going to be stopping by the dog park soon, so we had to stand in the rain for twenty minutes hoping he would show up AND HE DIDN’T.)