“Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s” now playing at the Whitefire Theatre through October 28.
U2 Fans will love “Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s”
The Hollywood Fringe award winner has undergone some creative retooling for its latest colorful incarnation. “Bono and the Edge Waiting for Godomino’s” pokes fun at the rich and famous without getting mean and is an inventive, clever, cool and classy parody of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting For Godot,” featuring an excellent and colorful cast. Richard Lucas is the likeable, pontificating, genius, Bono. Curt Collier is brooding, musical partner/debate partner, The Edge. Bruno Oliver is the larger than life Domingo and Jeff Blumberg is the hilarious Lucky. There are also a few clever music parodies in the mix as well. The creative 60-minute piece was written and directed by Richard Lucas, who dresses sharply as the poetic, self-questioning rock icon and pontificates well and humorously in the role.
The premise is simple, superstars Bono and The Edge decide to order pizza by themselves, delivered to their castle, so that they can get in touch with how the other half lives. I guess this is an uncommon activity for rock stars – I’m not sure. In this story, it’s clearly out of their realm and a major challenge, resulting in an original and entertaining show which I recommend checking out.
Before making its debut in last summer’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, the show was first presented years ago in sketch form at a small comedy room on Melrose called The Fake.
Visit www.WaitingForGodominos.com for more information. The show plays Saturday nights at 10pm and has the potential to become a cult favorite. I wonder if members of U2’s inner circle have seen it – an endorsement from them would be great.
Drinks are available for purchase and may be consumed in the theatre. Bring a designated driver, party on and enjoy the show.
Jeff Blumberg- Lucky
Curt Collier – The Edge, Producer
Richard Lucas – Bono, Writer, Director
Bruno Oliver – Domingo
David Svengalis – Stage Manager
Presented by The Whitefire Theatre in association with Duncan Broadmoor Productions.
Bono and The Edge Waiting for Godomino’s
Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 91423
September 23 – October 28, Saturdays at 10PM