The Chaotic Theatre Company is delighted to announce our first production of 2013: Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal,’ directed by Andrew Black.
Starring Sam Grimes, Carrie Stephens, and Andrew Black, ‘Betrayal’ opens on a meeting between former lovers Emma and Jerry, whose long-term affair ended two years earlier. Now that Emma’s marriage to Robert, Jerry’s best friend, is on the rocks, she is in need of someone to talk to. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair and, to Jerry’s dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance.
Thereafter, in a series of contiguous scenes, time moves backward – from the end of Emma and Jerry’s love affair to its beginning. This movement throws into relief the lie and oblique remarks that, in reversed time, reveals more than direct statements or overt actions ever could.