By Andrew Gans
and Adam Hetrick
16 Sep 2008
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
Packer will introduce the presentation. WLIW will rebroadcast the play Oct. 26 at 10 PM ET.
Betrayed, according to press notes, "tells the story of three young Iraqis — two men and one woman — motivated to risk everything by America's promise of freedom. The play explores the complex relationships among the Iraqis themselves and highlights their struggle to find purpose in life all while their country is falling apart around them."
In a statement producer and filmmaker Julie Cohen said, "Betrayed humanizes the devastating subtleties of war. I jumped on the opportunity to bring this play to a larger audience and am excited that Thirteen/WNET will showcase the performance for public television viewers. It's a natural connection as they are committed to supporting the arts in New York."
The Lucille Lortel-nominated production of Betrayed began previews Jan. 25 and opened at the Culture Project Feb. 6; the production played through June 28.
The broadcast of Betrayed is a production of BetterThanFiction Productions for Thirteen/WNET New York.