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Productions, 2006 - 2007 

 Betrayal 

By Harold Pinter
Directed by Terry Allen
Riverside Theatre
April 12-14 & 18-21
at 7:30 p.m.
April 15 at 1:30 p.m.

"Betrayal" Photo Gallery

In Betrayal, Nobel-laureate Harold Pinter takes us from the end of an extra-marital affair to its beginning, chronicling the petty deceptions that accumulate to destroy three lives. Beneath their conversation lies a dark subtext that is always threatening to break the surface and shatter their complacency. With his customary inventiveness and subtlety, Harold Pinter brings new insights to a classic story of love, friendship, lies and deception that starkly explores the real human cost of infidelity and obsession. A critical and popular success on both sides of the Atlantic, Betrayal begins in the present and moves back in time to reveal more than direct statements or overt actions ever could. Winner in New York of the Drama Critics Circle Award as best foreign play and in London of the West End Award as best play of the season, Betrayal deals with the timeless theme of the "eternal triangle"-wife, husband and the wife's lover.

".marvelous scenes, packed with suppressed tension, torn loyalties and confused, unspoken feelings." New York Times

".a powerful expression of the chasm between recollection and reality, of the gaps between people who need to be intimate with each other." Village Voice

" Betrayal is an exquisite play, brilliantly simple in form and courageous in its search for poetry.Pinter has never written anything simpler, sadder or funnier than Betrayal."
Newsweek

".as mesmerizing as a cobra." Walter Kerr in the New York Times

"Betrayal" Cast
Emma - Melissa Briggs
Jerry - Michael Evano
Robert - CJ Krueger
A Waiter - James Boland

 

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