By Harold Pinter
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
January 10 - February 17, 2019
The heart wants what the heart wants, and so we tell each other – and ourselves – the lies needed to get it. This sophisticated drama is a devastatingly honest exploration of love, sex, marriage, and friendship. Told backwards from the end to the beginning, Harold Pinter's narrative masterpiece will move and astonish you.
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Geneviève Perrier as Emma • Jered McLenigan as Jerry • Gregory Isaac as Robert
The Creative Team
Meghan Jones, Scenic Designer • LeVonne Lindsay, Costume Designer • Shannon Zura, Lighting Designer • Christopher Colucci, Original Music & Sound Designer • Taylor Jedlinski, Projection Designer • Colleen Hughes, Intimacy Choreographer • Leonard Kelly, Dialect Coach • Rebecca Smith, AEA Stage Manager • Tori Mittelman, Assistant Director
News & Reviews
"A subtle, powerful rendition of Harold Pinter's delicious, sinister love triangle. Betrayal is his alluring, witty drama written in 1978 and one of his most accessible plays; it is about who knew what when and who said what had been thought unsaid. This is a world of innuendo and sinister ambiguity. Delicious." –The Philadelphia Inquirer more
"Frequently funny, consistently engaging, and marvelously enigmatic, Betrayal will pull at the edges of your mind long after the house lights have come up." –Talkin' Broadway more
"Harold Pinter's quiet depiction of a love triangle, in a production that highlights its strength... directed with precision by Kathryn MacMillan and performed with enormous reserve by Jered McLenigan as the somewhat befuddled literary agent, Gregory Isaac as his publisher buddy, and Geneviève Perrier as the publisher's wife." –WHYY News more
"Poignant and profound." –BroadwayWorld more
"Betrayal is an emotionally visceral, fine chamber theater piece. Lantern Theater Company's production is more than a reminder of what great material Pinter gave actors to work with and how compelling his theatrical voice was. Under Kathryn MacMillan's direction, this is provocative, erudite Pinter performed by a fine trio of actors." –CultureVulture.net more
"Unique, muli-layered, and astounding... the acting is first-rate." –Beyond My Backyard
Header Photo: Lawrence Stallings in the world premiere of Me and the Devil (2021); Anthony Lawton and Dave Johnson in Travesties (2022); Melissa Rakiro and Joanna Liao in Twelfth Night (2023); and Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
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