Beck, Greene and Zuaiter Are Betrayed for L.A. Theatre Works Feb. 18

News   Beck, Greene and Zuaiter Are Betrayed for L.A. Theatre Works Feb. 18 George Packer's Iraq War drama Betrayed, featuring members of the original Off-Broadway production, begins performances in Los Angeles Feb. 18.
Waleed F. Zuaiter and Sevan Greene in Off-Broadway's Betrayed.
Waleed F. Zuaiter and Sevan Greene in Off-Broadway's Betrayed. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Original director Pippin Parker reunites with Off-Broadway cast members Jeremy Beck, Sevan Greene and Waleed F. Zuaiter for the L.A. Theatre Works production, which continues through Feb. 22 at the Skirball Cultural Center. New to the company are actors Andrea Gabriel, John Getz and Sam Kanater.

Betrayed, according to press notes, "tells the story of three young Iraqis - two men and one woman - who were motivated to risk everything by America's promise of freedom. The award-winning play explores their complex relationships with each other and with their American supervisor as they struggle to find purpose even as their country collapses around them."

Born from Packer's 2007 New Yorker article about Iraqis risking their lives to aid the American war effort, Betrayed marked the playwrighting debut of journalist George Packer.

Betrayed is presented at the Skirball Cultural Center and will be recorded and subsequently broadcast on L.A.T.W.'s nationally syndicated radio theatre series "The Play's the Thing."

For tickets, priced $20-$48, to any of "The Play's The Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889. For more information visit latw.org.

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