Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone name Godot, whom they only know by reputation. To occupy their time, they philosophize, sleep, argue, sing, exercise, and even consider suicide. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind's inexhaustible search for meaning. The play's original premiere was in January 1953. Waiting for Godot remains Samuel Beckett's most magical and beautiful allegory.