Monday, November 5, 2018, at 7:30 P.M.


The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.

Possibly inspired by the playwright’s own secret affair with BBC Television host Joan Bakewell from 1962 to 1969, the play begins in 1977 when long time lovers Jerry and Emma meet after her marriage to her husband Robert dissolves.

The play travels back, scene by scene, over nine years, ending in 1968 when the affair began. Betrayal comes by conspiracy or omission, sometimes thoughtlessly, sometimes out of love. Pinter shows that the heart is a deceitful thing and that the real betrayals in the play are of the self.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French

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