This Irish production has appeared in the U.S. in presentations by Brooklyn Academy of Music and Shakespeare Theatre Compay in Washington, DC.
Hurt attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after studying Fine Art at St. Martins. For the Gate Theatre, he has previously appeared in Krapp's Last Tape, Afterplay and London Vertigo. He has appeared in over 100 films including "Alien," "Midnight Express" (Academy Award nomination for his performance), "The Elephant Man" (Academy Award nomination), "1984," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and more.
Krapp's Last Tape features lighting design by James McConnell. The company stage manager is Catherine Buffrey and the stage manager is Michelle Blair.
Beckett (1906-1989) is the author of the modern classics Waiting for Godot (1953), Endgame (1957) and Happy Days (1961), among others. In 1969 Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his plays, books and other writings. In March-April of this year, CTG presented a critically acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot at the Mark Taper Forum. It starred Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern.
For information about Krapp's Last Tape at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA, call (213) 628-2772 or visit CenterTheatreGroup.org.
For more about Gate Theatre Dublin, one of the major English-language theatre companies, visit gatetheatre.ie.