Celebrating 13 years of African-American Theater in Salt Lake City
(Non-Profit 501(c)-(3) Organization since 2006 and is also a member of the Utah Non-Profits Association)
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KRAPP’S LAST TAPE by SAMUEL BECKETT
THE GREAT SALT LAKE FRINGE FESTIVAL
People Productions is proud to make as its contribution to the first annual Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. On August 6-9 The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival brings together Four Days of 30 Theatre Artists performing 200 Shows at Six Different Venues in Salt Lake City’s historic Sugar House District.
Krapp’s Last Tape, directed by Linda Brown, with Richard Scharine in the title role, will be performed on four consecutive days at the Fringe Factory Main Floor Theatre (2234 Highland Drive): Thursday, August 6 (9 p.m.); Friday, August 7 (1:30 p.m.); Saturday, August 8 (4:30 p.m.); and Sunday, August 9 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets for Krapp’s Last Tape and all other Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival events can be obtained at the Fringe Factory Theatre box office and at Westminster College’s Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. For complete Festival information, go to the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival website (www.greatsaltlakefringe.org).
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In Krapp’s Last Tape a recluse intellectual sits alone in a dilapidated room on his 69th birthday, recalling with a tape recorder the important events of the past year. But is he alone? In preparation for his present account Krapp is listening to the tape he made when he was 39, during which the writer describes listening to a recording he made some 10 or 12 years earlier. As we listen to the man at three different stages of his life, we gradually become aware of a pattern of repeated mistakes and wasted opportunities for happiness—self-delusion, weaknesses recognized, but never conquered, and, most important, the sacrifice of personal relationships in service of a Great Idea never accepted by the public, and long ago rejected by its creator.
“What remains of all that misery? A girl in a shabby green coat, on a railway platform! No?”
We will post information about our next season soon! In the meantime, feel free to check out our "blog" tab to find out about past seasons.
Here are some pictures from the 2014-2015 season.
Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang
These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
Photo Credit: Martine Kei Green-Rogers
Sunset Baby by Dominique Morriseau
Photo Credit: John Guertler