“Godot” Meets U2 in Parody Premiering at Hollywood Fringe Festival
April 11, 2017
Written and Directed by Richard Lucas
World premiered in the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival
HFF17 Best Comedy Nominee. HFF17 Encore Producers’ Award Winner.
Bono orders a pizza delivery to get back in touch with the Common Man…
As if Beckett’s absurdist classic, “Waiting for Godot,” wasn’t absurd enough, writer/director Richard Lucas flips the script as U2’s Bono orders a pizza delivery in hopes of getting back in touch with the Common Man. Beckett’s theme of faith against nihilism is brought to life in opposite form as the single-named Bono, a veritable celebrity culture god-on-earth, feels lost and empty in the "trappings” of his own riches and fame. Wracked with guilt and fearing that he’s lost connection with his working-class roots, Bono awaits a pizza delivery in the hopes of conversing with the delivery person about living a “real life.” But his lifelong U2 bandmate, The Edge, wants no part of Bono’s socio-spirtual experim