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Hood Theatre stages two one-act plays by Beckett

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.— Hood College Theatre will stage two one-act plays by Samuel Beckett in April.

The student-directed "Krapp's Last Tape" and "That Time" will be performed April 19-21 and 26-28 at 8 p.m. in the College's Price Auditorium in Tatem Arts Center. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door beginning 30 minutes before each show. General admission is $10; students and Hood faculty and staff tickets are $5; and Hood students are free.

"Krapp's Last Tape" is one of Beckett's most personal works for the stage. Featuring discreet details from his life, this dramatization centers on an embittered man who marks his 69th birthday by revisiting his 39-year-old self through tape recordings made 30 years before. As the play unfolds, Krapp exhibits the signs of a beaten man whose spirit is unraveling.

Junior Giovanni Kavota will direct the play.

"That Time" employs an intriguing style: four actors, representing what seems to be the same person at different points in his life—maturity, youth and old age—speak continuously throughout the play. While at first each voice has a subject area independent of the others, as the play progresses connections are made through common images and recurring themes.

Senior Courtney McLaughlin will direct the performance.

For more information about the plays, contact Joe Brady, director of Hood College Theatre, at brady@hood.edu.