Alan Rickman is set to star in the one-man show Krapp Hour as part of the 2012-2013 season at off-Broadway’s Flea Theater. A new adaptation of Beckett’s Krapp Last Tape by Canadian poet Anne Carson, the play will premiere in late August. No further dates, casting or creative teams have been announced.
Krapp Hour tells the story of a man who listens to recordings of himself made many years ago. The production is a part of the Virtual Theater Collaborative, the NEA funding initiative – a partnering of video game technology and professional theater productions to create a new medium for the performing arts.
Best known as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, Rickman has appeared on Broadway in Private Lives and Les Liaisons Dangereuses, earning Tony nods for both performances. He earned a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award earlier this year for Seminar. Rickman won an Emmy Award for Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. His additional film and TV credits include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard, Michael Collins, Alice in Wonderland, Nobel Son, Dogma and Sense and Sensibility.
Also in the works for the Flea's 2012-2013 season is The Vandal by Rickman's Seminar co-star Hamish Linklater. Filmmaker Joel Schumacher will also direct a new play by Beau Willimon (Farragut North). The season will also include Thomas Bradshow’s Job, Heresy by A.R. Gurney and the world premiere of American Song, a 13-episode live radio play from Arthur Yorinks.