Roundabout artistic director Todd Haimes stated, "In planning our 50th anniversary season it was important to me to include a play by one of the most influential modern dramatists: Harold Pinter. My first season with Roundabout included Old Times, our first Broadway season opened with The Homecoming and we opened the first Laura Pels Theatre with Moonlight. It is with great joy that we open our 50th season with Harold Pinter, and welcome Clive for his Broadway debut."
Old Times, according to the Roundabout, is described as "the unsettling drama of desire and blurred realities by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Owen is Deeley, a man quite looking forward to meeting Anna, his wife Kate’s friend from long ago. But as the night goes on, Anna’s visit quickly shifts from an ordinary sharing of memories to a quiet battle for power. Douglas Hodge, a frequent performer and director of Pinter’s works, directs the haunting and passionate revival." Roundabout has a longstanding relationship with Harold Pinter, having produced ten productions of his work since 1971, the most recent of which was The Caretaker starring Patrick Stewart, Kyle MacLachlan and Aidan Gillen (2003).
The full cast, design team and venue will be announced shortly.
Owen is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for his role as Larry in Patrick Marber’s "Closer," directed by Mike Nichols. He is also an acclaimed stage actor with roles including Romeo & Juliet at the Young Vic; Noel Coward’s Design for Living, directed by Sean Mathias, at the Donmar Warehouse; the world‐premiere production of Closer at the Royal National Theatre; and Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, directed by Lawrence Boswell, at the New Ambassadors Theatre. Old Times is first made available to subscribers and donors. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call (212) 719‐1300 for more info.