Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Chatham Playhouse’s Play Reading Series Presents Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” - ONE NIGHT ONLY

by Harold Pinter
directed by Gus Ibranyi

WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM
: Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham
TICKETS: $5 and can be purchased at the door

The Chatham Community Players is excited to present Harold Pinter’s Betrayal as a part of their successful Play Reading Series.

The play begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose adulterous affair of seven years ended two years earlier. Emma’s marriage to Robert, Jerry’s best friend, is now breaking up, and she needs someone to talk to. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair all along and, to Jerry’s dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance. Thereafter, in a series of contiguous scenes, the play moves backward in time, from the end of the Emma-Jerry affair to its beginning, throwing into relief the little lies and oblique remarks that, in this time-reverse, reveal more than direct statements, or overt actions, ever could.

The Cast:

  • Leslie Gayle Williams as Emma
  • Jeff Maschi as Jerry
  • Alan Ellis as Robert

Producers - Salvador Navarro, Jeffrey Fiorello and Steffi Denmark
Stage Manager - Pamela Wilczynski

Light snacks provided, patrons are encouraged to BYOB

Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.