Alan Sader’s production of KRAPP’S LAST TAPE to benefit Firehouse Theatre

By | January 10, 2021

Alan Sader’s production of KRAPP’S LAST TAPE to benefit Firehouse Theatre by Samuel Beckett directed by James Ricks

Thu Feb 4 – Sat Feb 20

On the occasion of his 69th birthday, Krapp enacts his annual ritual of listening to a tape that he recorded on a previous birthday (his 39th) as a prelude to recording an assessment of his present state of affairs. Krapp’s natal day celebration includes everything you’d expect from Nobel prize winner Samuel Beckett and Theatre of the Absurd’s master playwright — poetry, heavy drinking, puns, bananas, and inexplicable beauty. “I lay down across her with my face in her breasts and my hand on her. We lay there without moving. But under us all moved, and moved us, gently, up and down, and from side to side. (Pause. Krapp’s lips move. No sound.) Past midnight. Never knew such silence. The earth might be uninhabited.”

Musician Ryan Phillips will perform a solo instrumental guitar set before Beckett’s one-act, except on Saturday 2/6 when musician Adam Hopkins will perform a solo improvised bass set.

Firehouse will continue its practice of contactless theatre, with severely limited seating capacity of a maximum of 10 audience members at each performance, as well as other safety protocols. Select performances will be live streamed.

Production Team:

  • James Ricks – Director
  • Todd Labelle – Production Designer
  • Erica Hughes – Vocal Consultant
  • Grace Brown – Stage Manager

Performance Schedule:

  • Thu Feb 4 @ 7:30pm
  • Fri Feb 5 @ 7:30pm
  • Sat Feb 6 @ 7:30pm
  • Thu Feb 11 @ 7:30pm
  • Fri Feb 12 @ 7:30pm
  • Sat Feb 13 @ 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun Feb 14 @ 2pm (live and live streamed)
  • Thu Feb 18 @ 7:30pm (live and live streamed)
  • Fri Feb 19 @ 7:30pm (live and live streamed)
  • Sat Feb 20 @ 2pm & 7:30pm

Tickets: $30 live performance / $25 live stream tickets to live performance at virtual tickets to live stream at

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