Krapp's Last Tape

Samuel Beckett's favorite play at Fringe Fest 2010 Staff

Written by Staff Published on 05.05.2010 15:51:13 (updated on 05.05.2010) Reading time: 2 minutes

KRAPP´S LAST TAPE by Samuel Beckett


A Studio Rubín
Malostranské naměstí 9
Malá Strana, Praha 1

28th May 2010 – 5th June 2010


Performed by Vincent Fegan
Directed by Peter Reid

The decrepit , drunk and solitary Krapp sits in his den on his 69th birthday waiting to record the events of his year on his tape recorder, a ritual he performs every year. He checks his watch for the precise time of his birth and while waiting he listens to an old tape of his thirty nine year old self.

What he hears is an arrogant young man, full of his own self importance, recall a year when his mother died and the year he had his vision of how his greatness as a writer could be achieved. He also recalls in that year how he rejected love with “the girl in the punt”.

Beckett´s favourite and most personal play with it´s depiction of  loss and regret is an incredible piece of theatre. A modern classic that pushed the boundries of what could be achieved in theatre.

Born in Belfast, Vincent Fegan  has played many of the classic roles in theatre, most recently McCann in THE BIRTHDAY PARTY by Harold Pinter, Frank Hardy in FAITH HEALER by Brian Friel and Davies in THE CARETAKER by Harold Pinter. He has also appeared in numerous feature films and television in Ireland.

AC PRODUCTIONS an independent Irish theatre company was founded by actress Alex Cusack and director Peter Reid  in 2004. Since then they have toured  all over Ireland and also played London, Brussels and Hong Kong. Productions include WAITING FOR GODOT , ENDGAME , KRAPP´S LAST TAPE by Samuel Beckett, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY and THE LOVER by Harold Pinter, FAITH HEALER by Brian Friel, OUR COUNTRY´S GOOD by Timberlake Wertenbaker, HAMLET by Shakespeare NO EXIT by Jean Paul Sartre. Their next production will further extend their explorations of the work of Samuel Beckett with a production of HAPPY DAYS/ OH LES BEAUX JOUR and a performance of the prose piece FROM AN ABANDONED WORK.

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