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.
Carrie and Sam running lines in Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal.’
You can now buy your tickets for “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” online through Austix for $15 each. The show will run from September 9-25 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 5pm. The play is a parody of all William Shakespeare’s works, crammed into 97 minutes. Be sure to make it to the opening night–we’ll be serving champagne! We’ll see you all on the 9th!
“Ladies and gentlemen, I say to you, cast off the cheap thrill of the car chase for the splendor of the sonnet! Exchange the isolation of the iPod for the gentle idylls of the iamb! Imagine a world where manly men wear pink tights with pride!”