BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter
A seven year affair. A love triangle. Lies, deception. Betrayal is critically regarded as one of Pinter's major dramatic works, it features his characteristically economical dialogue, characters' hidden emotions and veiled motivations, and their self-absorbed competitive one-upmanship, face-saving, dishonesty, and (self-)deceptions. The play uses reverse chronology, instead of telling the story of the adulterous affair from its beginning to its end, it starts with the dying embers of the relationship and works slowly backwards to its beginning nine years earlier. The anti-clockwise time sequence allows Pinter to explore numerous ironies and moments of bad faith among all three characters, and examine several different kinds of betrayal between wife and husband to be sure, but also between mistress and lover and between the two male friends who each cheat on the other in different ways.
Featuring James Finlay Fraser (Jerry), Monica Knox (Emma) and Brian Bisson (Robert). Directed by James Finlay Fraser and Assistant Director Greta Papageorgiu.
The Red Sandcastle Theatre (View)
922 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1J6
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