"Two one-act masterpieces"
– NEWCITY STAGE

January 16 – February 28, 2010 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 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.

 

 
Artists

Hughie
By EUGENE O'NEILL, Directed by ROBERT FALLS

Krapp's Last Tape
By SAMUEL BECKETT, Directed by JENNIFER TARVER

Cast - Hughie

BRIAN DENNEHY - Erie Smith
JOE GRIFASI - Night Clerk 

Cast - Krapp's Last Tape

BRIAN DENNEHY - Krapp

Creative Team and Crew

EUGENE LEE - Scenic Design
PATRICK CLARK - Costume Design
ROBERT THOMSON - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY- Sound Design
ADAM BELCUORE - Chicago Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager