Krapp’s Last Power Point

Posted February 5, 2010

Categories: Plays

Krapp’s Last Power Point is an almost-one-man performance about technology gone out of control. George Krapp is a scientist giving a presentation on a new drug with miraculous benefits. His presentation is not exactly a slam dunk, however. The drug has controversial side effects, and the government has refused to grant approval for human trials. Krapp himself is reeling from the news that his wife has just left him for his younger colleague. To top it off, his Power Point presentation begins to develop a mind of its own. This volatile combination reaches an unexpected, chilling conclusion.

Like its namesake Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, the play is a darkly comic meditation on mortality. It addresses contemporary ethical dilemmas raised by biotechnology. It’s fast-paced, cerebral, and relentlessly topical – like a genetically modified Tom Stoppard.

And it features a truly top-notch Power Point presentation.

Performed at the Capital Fringe Festival, July2009

Five stars out of five from DC Theatre Scene.

Now available in 10 YouTube segments:

Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3J25Oa-ImU
Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWT-bnoZQV4
Part Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQ6yw3xyXw
Part Four: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyK4UNnSK2c
Part Five: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksMW2WIatw4
Part Six: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC75B88Yva4
Part Seven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8ZGtwMyat8
Part Eight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGcm-oFMB9Q
Part Nine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApkF8gc9WaA
Part Ten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMZ9JJZpVbc

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