Jan Malmsjö on stage in Samuel Becketts Krapp’s sista band

By on September 25, 2017
Sören Vilks

With Krapp’s sista band, Jan Malmsjö makes for the first time a theater monologue. For direction and scenography stands Karl Dunér. Premiere at Målarsalen on October 13th.

– Krapp’s last band is Beckett’s most personal play – where everything commutes between light and dark, silences and words, past and present, between memory and forgetfulness. It’s great to spend time with Jan and Krapp for several months, both equal outstanding, says Karl Dunér.

Every birthday record Krapp a band where he sums up the year that has gone. He is now 69 years old and warms up by listening to previous years’s recordings. He returns particularly to a recording he made 30 years earlier.

Krapp’s sista band from 1958 by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett is at once a monodrama presented by a single actor and a dialogue with voices from Krapp’s all ages. In the role of Krapp we see Jan Malmsjö, who over the years participated in a series of dramas, most recently in Fanny and Alexander, Farliga Förbindelser and Rosmersholm.

Karl Dunér has previously at Dramaten among others directed Becketts plays I väntan på Godot (1990), Lyckliga dagar (1998) and Ur ett övergivet arbete (2009). Karl Dunér’s latest set at Dramaten was Den fjättrade Prometheus of Aischylos, rewarded with the Swedish Theater Critics’ Association’s Theater Prize 2015.

Translation Magnus Hedlund
Direction and scenography Karl Dunér
Wig and mask Melanie Åberg
Light Hans Åke Sjöquist

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm