Premiere – May 30th, 2013
Director Oskaras Koršunovas and actor Juozas Budraitis fostered the idea to stage Samuel Beckett’s play «Krapp’s Last Tape» for more than two decades. Finally, the play is presented at the OKT Studio.
It is one of the classic works of absurdist literature, questioning the painful theme of a person’s change throughout their lifetime. According to the main and only character of the play, Krapp, it is his personal retrospective journey to the past. A man who has lived a long life sits in his room, surrounded by heaps of tapes with recordings of his own voice made a long time ago.
Koršunovas agrees that putting on Becket’s play is not easy. On the other hand, it is yet another accepted challenge. A difficult but somewhat interesting one, especially when you work with an actor of the calibre of Juozas Budraitis. «Beckett’s plays are like stones. Purified existentialism and strong characters do not leave room for interpretation. You either become the symbol or not. There is nothing to act. I would never have staged «Krapp’s Last Tape» if not for Budraitis, who may very well become the Beckettian symbol due to his age, experience and intellect» – says Koršunovas on the iron logic of the play.
Director Oskaras Koršunovas
Set designer Dainius Liškevičius
Composer Gintaras Sodeika
Technical director Mindaugas Repšys
Props and costumer Aldona Majakovaitė
Stage manager Malvina Matickienė
Touring manager Audra Žukaitytė
Cast: Juozas Budraitis