Waiting for Godot is one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and the production playing in Wellington surpasses all my expectations.
Why is it a great play? Because it is about that most elusive of subjects: the meaning of life. But this is not a long, miserable inaccessible philosophical work. (If you want that read Hegel or Fichte)
Consider the opening lines.
Nothing to be done says Estragon (coming onto stage)
I'm beginning to come around to that opinion. All my life I have tried to put it
from me, saying Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven't tried everything.