Friday, October 12, 2012

"An actor in vintage form in a play that is as soft as it is stark"

Los Angeles Times Review:

John Hurt is magnificent in Beckett's 'Krapp's Last Tape'

John Hurt eloquently stars in Samuel Beckett's 'Krapp's Last Tape' at Kirk Douglas Theatre in a production directed by Michael Colgan.
Photo Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times
Charles McNulty weighs in on Gate Theatre Dublin's production of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, starring John Hurt and directed by Michael Colgan, playing at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre through November 4 only.
With his shock of silver-gray hair, his face etched by time with the lean expressiveness of a Giacometti sculpture and his soulful eyes registering every fleeting hurt and happiness, John Hurt bears a striking resemblance to Samuel Beckett in the distinguished British actor's magnificent rendition of "Krapp's Last Tape" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
For anyone needing a reminder that theater can be an art (and not just a scrappy entertainment), this beautifully mounted production of Beckett's play, directed by Michael Colgan of Dublin's Gate Theatre, is not to be missed. Full review here.
 Congratulations to everyone in Los Angeles and Dublin!

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