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Next Day. Same Time. Same Place:  How Waiting Out the Pandemic Is Like Waiting for Godot

Even though these times of self-isolating feel absurd, the Theater of the Absurd has a lot to teach us about waiting, time, isolation, and feeling like we exist.

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Keeping the Faith: Colm Toibin's 'New Ways to Kill Your Mother'

Samuel Beckett thought his sentences were "turds". Thomas Mann lusted after his own adolescent son. All this, and more in Colm Toibin's scintillating book of essays...

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Endgame: Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago

As with Waiting for Godot, Endgame offers up two answers to the eternal question: “everything”, and “nothing”; the question really doesn’t matter if this is all there is to existence.


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