Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts opens its season with Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

Featured Photo: Josiah Rendon (Pozzo), Dylan Gombos (Vladimir), and Maxwell Vermillion (Estragon) in Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ production of Waiting for Godot  (Photographer: Kristen Wieder) 

Aaron Finkle (The Boy) and Dylan Gombos (Vladimir) in the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (Photographer: Kristen Wieder)

BETHLEHEM, PA — The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Theatre Department presents its first production of the year, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, October 20-22, 2017 in the Charter Arts Theatre, located on the school’s campus at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem.   The English translation of this absurdist play premiered in London in 1955, and in a poll conducted by the Royal National Theatre, was deemed ‘the most significant English language play of the twentieth century.’

This production is beautifully directed by Christopher Morris, a theatre faculty member at the school.  The cast includes: Dylan Gombos (Vladimir), Maxwell Vermillion (Estragon), Josiah Rendon (Pozzo), Gavin Ronald (Lucky), and Aaron Finkle (The Boy).

Evening performances — October 20 & 21 at 7pm.  Matinee performance– October 22 at 2pm. Tickets range from $8-$13 and can be purchased online at www.CharterArts.org or at the door.


Charter Arts, opened in 2003, is an audition-based, tuition-free, public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.  Students major in one of seven artistic areas:  dance, theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, literary arts, figure skating or visual art.

The school offers a full complement of core courses (math, science, social studies, world language, etc.) at the College Preparatory (CP), Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) levels. The course catalog consists of more than 200 courses ranging from traditional core courses to college-level courses in the arts.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence.  The school’s impressive Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP) Score, Advanced Placement (AP) Exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate are a testament to the outstanding education Charter Arts provides.

In 2018, the school looks forward to celebrating its fifteenth anniversary as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was recently highlighted on Niche’s 2018 list, Best High Schools for the Arts in the Nation, ranking #22 of 165 arts schools.

Learn more about the school’s accolades at www.CharterArts.org.  The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts is located  at 321 E. Third Street in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Information & Images Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015