Waiting for Jobs

Stolen from a comment by “Jack is Back” at Just One Minute:

Waiting for Jobs is an absurdist play by David Axelrod, in which two characters, Barack and Michelle, wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Jobs to appear. Job’s absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play’s staging every autumn after 3 successive “recovery summers”. It was voted “the most over-rated and insignificant English language play of the 21th century”.

[1]Waiting for Jobs is Axelrods’s translation of his own original French version, En attendant les Travaux, and is subtitled (in English only) “a [national] tragicomedy in two acts known as Inauguration and Failure”.[2] The original French text was composed between 21 January 2009 and 8 September 2011.[3] The première was on 3 February 2009 in the Theater of Congress, Washington, DC. The production was directed by David Plouffe, who also played the role of Pozzo.



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