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Krapp’s Last Tape

March 19, 2016, 8:00 pm
Location Alexander Kasser Theater
SponsorPeak PerformancesCost$20; no charge for undergraduates when you show your valid MSU ID at the box office, courtesy of your Performing Arts FeeMore Information InPeak Performances
ArtistRobert WilsonPremiereAmerican PremiereTickets
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“In Krapp’s Last Tape, Mr. Wilson gave a tour de force performance, a rarity for this theater director, whose stark, stylized aesthetic was here leavened and complemented by a style of movement that humorously recalled Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.” – Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

Robert Wilson. Samuel Beckett. Both towering figures of contemporary theater. Now comes the theatrical event of a lifetime – Robert Wilson on stage performing Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, in a production he directed and designed. As Krapp, Wilson carries on a conversation with his own voice, recorded many years before. Bitter, ironic, funny, he finds it hard to recognize himself in the brash, romantic, confident voice of his youth. Since its premiere in 1958, Krapp’s Last Tape has fascinated audiences worldwide. Don’t miss this definitive moment of theater.

Learn about Robert Wilson's discussions with Samuel Beckett and read more of Roslyn Sulcas' observations about Wilson's production of Krapp's Last Tape in The New York Times.

Robert Wilson discusses "the greats of performance art and experimental theatre" in The Guardian. Click to read the complete article.

70 minutes, no intermission. Learn more about Robert Wilson.