Wilbury announces special performances of 'Krapp's Last Tape'

Warwick Beacon ·

The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly announces a limited run of “Krapp’s Last Tape,” Samuel Beckett’s lauded one-act play about the effects of time and loneliness, and the longing for past glories. Performances run for limited audiences in the Main Hall at the WaterFire Arts Center from April 9-25.

Directed by Wilbury Group artistic director Josh Short and featuring Tom Roberts in the titular role, “Krapp’s Last Tape” has long been considered the most affectionate portrait of a character that Beckett has ever done – an aging man who lives a lonely and shabby existence in a darkened room. At year’s end, on the dawn of his 69th birthday, 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.

For tickets or more information, visit www.thewilburygroup.org/krapps-last-tape.

“Beckett’s brilliant, funny, and moving meditation on grief and loneliness resonates today more powerfully than ever before,” Short said. “To be able to work with Tom and this creative team is a joy, and I’m sure I speak for all of us involved when I say that we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to stage it safely for audiences in the beautiful main hall at the WaterFire Arts Center. I hope that this experience, while socially distanced, provides some much-needed opportunities for connection and empathy that we need right now.”

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