By Harold Pinter
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
September 12 - October 12, 2008
Sinister and scathingly funny, this dark comedy unlocks the secrets of a state-run "rest home" where the staff is even more disturbed than the inmates. An early, prescient play from 2005's Nobel Prize winner, The Hothouse combines the razor-sharp dialogue, playful anarchy, and shocking twists that make Pinter one of the world's greatest living dramatists.
"Very funny!" –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The funniest Pinter I've ever seen." –EDGE Philadelphia
"Expertly crafted production." –Philadelphia City Paper
"Fifty years after its creation Hothouse makes its Philadelphia premiere in a thrilling production that was well worth the wait." –Philadelphia Weekly
"The hilarity begins with the opening lines and continues almost without pause until the end." –The Bulletin
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
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