Betrayal, a Play by Harold Pinter

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/05/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Dunes Summer Theatre

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Set in 1977, the play begins with a meeting between former lovers, Emma and Jerry, two years after their affair has ended. During the scenes of the play, we move back in time, through the states of their affair, with the play ending in the house of Emma and Robert, her husband, who is Jerry’s best friend.  The classic dramatic scenario of the love triangle explores themes of marital infidelity, duplicity, and self-deception. With poetic precision, rich humor and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romantic love triangle. It is described as “the greatest, and the most moving of all Pinter’s plays” (Daily Telegraph). Betrayal won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1979. Set in England, the play is loosely based on this critically acclaimed playwright’s own life experiences.