The evening, beginning Nov. 16, will feature Pinter's first play (The Room) and his most recent (Celebration). The Room is set in a shabby one-room flat in London, while The Celebration takes place in a trendy restaurant where one of three couples is celebrating a wedding anniversary. Both plays, according to a production statement, "resonate with the human desperation to find safe haven in a threatening world." Neil Pepe directs.
The Room will feature Atlantic Company members Kate Blumberg, Mary Beth Peil, David Pittu as well as Earle Hyman, Peter Maloney and Thomas Jay Ryan.
Celebration will include Blumberg Pittu and Betsy Aidem, Patrick Breen, Brennan Brown, Phillip Goodwin, Carolyn McCormick, Ryan and Christa Scott-Reed.
Scenic design is by Walt Spangler, lighting design by David Weiner, costume design by Ilona Somogyi and sound design by Obadiah Eaves.
Opening is Dec. 5 for a run through Jan. 8, 2006.