Yale Repertory Theatre will begin scheduled previews Oct. 21 for Harold Pinter's classic of reversed chronology, Betrayal. Yale Rep's production of the Pinter play is helmed by Obie Award-winning director Liz Diamond and runs Oct. 21-Nov. 13. Betrayal is described as a razor sharp drama about marital infidelity that highlights Pinter's keen observations about the dynamics of human relationships.
"Betrayal is famous for its dramatic structure," explained Stan Wojewodski, Jr., Yale Rep's artistic director and dean of the Yale School of Drama.
In a prepared statement from Yale, Wojewodski said the play created a sensation at its premiere. "Pinter's clinically precise insights and the emotional intensity with which he endows the play continue to reward artists and audience with each revival....Yale Rep audiences are in for a treat," Wojewodski said.
Among Pinter's other plays are The Caretaker, The Homecoming, The Birthday Party, Old Times, A Slight Ache, and Ashes to Ashes. His screenplays include "The French Lieutenant's Woman," "The Servant," "The Pumpkin Eater," "Accident," "The Go-Between" and the 1993 film adaptation of Franz Kafka's "The Trial." In 1998 Pinter was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
The cast of Betrayal includes Ritchie Coster, John Hines, Stephanie Roth Haberle and William F. Reeves. Betrayal's production staff includes Adrian W. Jones, scenic designer, Miranda Hoffman, costume designer; Scott Zielinski, lighting designer; Brian MacQueen, sound designer; Barbara Somerville, dialect consultant; and Allison Horsley and Jonathan Shandell, production dramaturgs.
Tickets for Betrayal are currently on sale and range in price from $26 to $34. Discounted tickets are available for students, senior citizens and groups. For information call the Yale Repertory Theatre box office at (203) 432-1234, or visit http://www.yale.edu/yalerep