Hughie/Knapp's Last Tape

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January 16 – February 28, 2010 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours

Hughie: High-rolling gambler Erie had a confidant in Hughie, the credulous night clerk at his apartment building. Hughie admired Erie for his bold lifestyle, and Erie considered Hughie his good luck charm. When Hughie dies unexpectedly, Erie’s luck changes for the worse and he finds himself in dire straits. Then, Erie meets the new night clerk, who reminds him enough of Hughie that he takes the gamble that his luck is about to change.

Krapp’s Last Tape: Every year on his birthday, self-absorbed Krapp records the important—and the banal moments of the last year. As he prepares to record a new tape on his 69th birthday, he begins to listen to his archives and stumbles upon a tender memory that he recorded half a lifetime ago. This immersion in his own history leads Krapp to question with growing regret whether his present lives up to his past. 

 

These conjoined productions were first performed to universal acclaim at Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival in summer 2008.

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  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Robert Falls is Brian Dennehy (Erie Smith).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Robert Falls is Joe Grifasi (Night Clerk).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Robert Falls are (l to r) Brian Dennehy (Erie Smith) and Joe Grifasi (Night Clerk).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Robert Falls is Brian Dennehy (Erie Smith).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Robert Falls are (l to r) Joe Grifasi (Night Clerk) and Brian Dennehy (Erie Smith).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Robert Falls is Brian Dennehy (Erie Smith).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Robert Falls are (l to r) Joe Grifasi (Night Clerk) and Brian Dennehy (Erie Smith).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jennifer Tarver is Brian Dennehy (Krapp).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jennifer Tarver is Brian Dennehy (Krapp).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jennifer Tarver is Brian Dennehy (Krapp).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jennifer Tarver is Brian Dennehy (Krapp).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jennifer Tarver is Brian Dennehy (Krapp).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jennifer Tarver is Brian Dennehy (Krapp).

  • Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jennifer Tarver is Brian Dennehy (Krapp).

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