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Krapp's Last Tape

Saturday, February 20 at 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Alan Sader's production of


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

Vocal Consultant - Erica Hughes

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



$30 live performance / $25 live stream

tickets to live performance at

virtual tickets to live stream at

Firehouse Theatre
1609 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220


RVA The Fan


$, Prices Vary


All ages, Wheelchair Accessible




Performing Arts



$30 Live/$25 Live Stream

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