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October 18, 2018

Krapp’s Last Tape
Start : 8:00PM
End : 9:00PM
Location : Tyrant Studios Theatre


By Samuel Beckett

October 5th to 26th

At Tyrant Studios, 1019 Seymour Street, Vancouver

(Above the Historic Penthouse Nightclub)

Tickets: $26

“Krapp’s Last Tape” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Tuesdays through Fridays at 8pm

Saturdays at 4pm

Sundays at 7pm

*No shows on Mondays Duration is 1 hour, no intermission. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

Seven Tyrants Theatre, Vancouver’s Jessie Award winning independent theatre company, opens its first season of work in their new performance venue with Samuel Beckett’s absurdist one-man masterpiece: Krapp’s Last Tape. The production stars Jessie award nominated actor Linden Banks as “Krapp”, and is directed by David Thomas Newham, who additionally provides the lighting and set designs. The creative team also includes Jessie award winning sound designer Daniel Deorksen. Newham and Deorksen have collaborated on a number of notable productions over the years and, although this is the first time they have produced one of Samuel Beckett’s works, their previous efforts have been compared to the master of minimalism.

The play will be performed in Tyrant Studios, the company’s newly renovated performance venue located above the historic Penthouse Nightclub. Recently converted by the company to a studio theatre, these upstairs rooms once hosted exclusive parties and performances by music legends like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr, and Frank Sinatra.

Krapp’s Last Tape: Rarely produced professionally in Vancouver, Krapp’s Last Tape is a timeless portrait of an aging artist who has given up the possibility of love in exchange for a life of fruitless artistic expression. The Off-Broadway sensation, a tour-de-force for one man, is the most affectionate portrait of a character that Beckett has ever written: an aging man who lives a lonely and shabby existence in a darkened room. At year’s end, he takes out a bottle of wine, a banana and his tape recorder, and he listens as his own voice from the past recounts the glories and hopes of his youth.

Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906, in Dublin, Ireland. During the 1930s and 1940s he wrote his first novels and short stories. He wrote a trilogy of novels in the 1950s as well as famous plays like Waiting for Godot. In 1969 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His later works included poetry and short story collections and novellas. He died on December 22, 1989 in Paris, France.