Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape, With Dennehy, Gets Extra Week in Chicago

News   Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape, With Dennehy, Gets Extra Week in Chicago Goodman Theatre in Chicago will extend the double-bill of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie, directed by Robert Falls, and Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, directed by Jennifer Tarver, through Feb. 28.
Brian Dennehy and Joe Grifasi in rehearsal
Brian Dennehy and Joe Grifasi in rehearsal Photo by Liz Lauren

This is a one-week extension of the Broadway-bound presentation that stars two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy. Added performances of Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape are:

Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 PM
Friday, Feb. 26 at 8 PM
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 PM (closing)

In Hughie, "high-rolling gambler Erie (Brian Dennehy) and Hughie, the credulous night clerk at a single-occupancy hotel, were confidants. 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 (Joe Grifasi), who reminds him enough of Hughie that he takes the gamble that his luck is about to change."

Krapp's Last Tape "is Samuel Beckett's classic one-act, one-man show. Every year on his birthday, Krapp (Brian Dennehy), 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. This immersion in his own history leads Krapp to question, with growing regret, whether his present lives up to his past."

No Broadway dates have been announced yet.

Tickets to Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape in Chicago are available for purchase at GoodmanTheatre.org.

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