Written by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Robert Falls

Krapp’s Last Tape
Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Jennifer Tarver

“Two one-act masterpieces”

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

2 hours

Hughie Krapp’s Last Tape


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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