BETRAYAL  --by Harold Pinter


Notes from the Director

 

Is there anything more seductive than a secret?

 

On one level, ‘Betrayal’ is a story of the eternal triangle - husband, wife, lover – based on a long-term affair between Pinter and a friend’s wife. On another level, it’s about stereotypical Englishness: politeness, repression, small talk and conversational camouflage. But, by presenting the story essentially backwards, Pinter uses the mutability of time, memory and truth to suggest that any notion of real causality in our lives may be false. And, what would a Pinter play be without the famous pauses... gaping holes of silence that often communicate so much more than any words spoken.

 

Silence. Seduction. Infidelity. Repression. Truth. Lies.

 

Heady stuff, indeed. That is…what stuff for the head.

 

It has been my pleasure to work collaboratively with an enormously-talented cast and crew who have endeavored to bring you this modern classic in a most unique way. I hope this piece of 'mind candy' both entertains you and… gives you serious pause.

 

--Neal Checkoway, Director

 

Cast (L to R, below):  Richard Varney, Jacinta Stringer, Dave McIntosh, Geoff Long

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