May 23 – June 2, 2019
By Harold Pinter
Directed by Clinton Carew
Featuring: Chris W. Cook, Cody Porter, Elena Porter & Jake Tkaczyk
Stage Managed by Sam Kennedy
@ The Studio – Fringe Theatre Adventures
Betrayal is a play that moves backwards in time to break apart the wants and needs and loves and deceptions that make up our friendships and marriages. Pinter’s dialogue is crisp and exact, the play wastes no time, no breath. It is 90 minutes packed tight with humour, heartbreak and canny observations about the human condition. One of the masterworks of 20th century theatre, it has never been produced in Edmonton, until now.
Set in the 1970s, starting in 1977, moving backwards to 1968, Betrayal was inspired by the wreckage that was left by Pinter’s own seven-year affair with a well-known BBC personality. It asks us, not only how well do we know our closest friends and lovers, but how well can we know them.
The original production of Betrayal won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It was recently revived for the third time, this wildly successful production featuring Tom Hiddleston (Loki from the Marvel Movies) as Robert and Charlie Cox (Daredevil from the Marvel TV shows) as Jerry.
Pinter’s most accessible work, and yet also his most rewarding, Betrayal is the perfect play to close out Edmonton’s 2018/2019 theatre season.
Suitable for 14+, adult situations, strong language