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Samuel Beckett Krapp's Last Tape / Until Day Do You Part or A Question of Light

First performance in German

Coproduction with the
Münchner Kammerspiele

Duration of the performance: approx. 2 hours


  • 09 August 2009, 19:30


  • 10 August 2009, 19:30
  • 11 August 2009, 19:30
  • 12 August 2009, 19:30
  • 13 August 2009, 19:30

Print programme (PDF)


Jossi Wieler, Stage Director
Anja Rabes, Set and Costume Design
Julia Lochte, Thomas Oberender, Dramaturgy
Stefan Bischoff, Video
Jürgen Tulzer, Lighting


André Jung, Nina Kunzendorf


“One evening, late, in the future”: Krapp, an ancient, lonely man, speaks to a tape-recorder, just like every previous year – but now, for the last time. What remains of life that was worth the effort? What remains when Krapp separates the chaff from the wheat? He listens to old recordings and to the former life they reveal, and when he looks back upon that life, there was only one prospect of happiness: the time spent together with his lover.
This woman appears in Peter Handke's new play Bis dass der Tag euch scheidet oder Eine Frage des Lichts (Until Day Do You Part or A Question of Light) and speaks of her life with Monsieur Krapp, her suffering at Mister Krapp's hands, his silence, his remoteness. She too separates the chaff from the wheat and asks what has remained of her time and herself, at the side of this man who was near to and far from her like no other. Her monologue is a woman's answer, a reckoning and a declaration of love.