Beckett's 1958 play, a "searing meditation on the choices made in a lifetime," is directed by the Gate Theatre Dublin's director Michael Colgan. The play, according to CTG, "takes place on Krapp's 69th birthday, when he continues his ritual of making a tape recording of his thoughts about the year just passed and listening to his taped thoughts on years gone by. For this birthday he chooses a tape made 30 years earlier, and with a mixture of regret and disgust, he hears his youthful voice, full of strength and bravado, talk about his aspirations and the woman he loved."
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.
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.