Robert Wilson to Bring Acclaimed Beckett Show to New York Area

News   Robert Wilson to Bring Acclaimed Beckett Show to New York Area Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, performed, directed and designed by visionary artist Robert Wilson is amongst the line-up for the Peak Performances season at Montclair State's College of the Arts in New Jersey. The acclaimed production premiered in Italy in 2009 and has since been shown in many theatres worldwide.

Robert Wilson in <i>Krapp's Last Tape</i>
Robert Wilson in Krapp's Last Tape Photo by Lucie Jansch

In the production, Wilson draws from the movement of silent film legends like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin to renact the One Act's sole character, Krapp, a world-weary man who on his 69th birthday, listens to an old recording and decides to make a new one. Performances will play March 17-20, 2016 at the Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair.

No stranger to Beckett's work, Wilson previously directed and designed his play Happy Days. Wilson is an artist in many senses of the word, working in the realms of opera, theatre, visual art, film and design all over the world. Most recently, his collaboration with the Berliner Ensemble, Shakespeare's Sonnets, played an acclaimed and sold-out engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2014 Next Wave Festival.

The Peak Performances season will also feature Elements of Oz from New York-based performance and media company The Builders Association, a song cycle collaboration between composer Fred Hersch and poet Mary Jo Salter as well as dance, classical music and much more.

Tickets are on sale from July 1 and available by visiting PeakPerfs.

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