12 Feb 2008
Director Pippin Parker and sister Sarah Jessica Parker
Photo by Aubrey Reuben
Betrayed, the playwriting debut of journalist George Packer, officially opened at the Culture Project Feb. 6 after two weeks of previews.
The world-premiere staging, directed by Pippin Parker, stars Waleed F. Zuaiter, Jeremy Beck, Aadya Bedi, Mike Doyle, Ramsey Faragallah and Sevan Greene.
The idea for Betrayed came from an article Packer wrote for the New Yorker about Iraqis risking their lives to aid the American war effort. Packer then crafted those interviews into the current theatrical piece, which runs through March 16. Tickets and information may be found at www.cultureproject.org.
Here are some photos from the post-performance party at the Bowery Hotel:
Cast member Jeremy Beck
Jesse L. Martin
From left: Sevan Greene, Aadya Bedi, and Waleed F. Zuaiter
Kenneth Lonergan and Scott Wittman
Director Pippin Parker
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
New Yorker editor David Remnick, playwright George Packer, Culture Project artistic director Allan Buchman