The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter's comedy of menace,The Birthday Party, produced and directed by Susan Bradford, Theatre Black Dog, opens at Freehold Theatre April 2,3,9,and 10. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Pinter's play about the reclusive boarder, Stanley Webber, played by Dan Conklin, is based on Pinter's actual experience as a young actor, staying in run down boarding house with a boarder who had "no where else to go". Meg, his deluded landlady, is played by Susan Bradford,her complacent husband, Petey,by Monty Simpson,the lovely neighbor Lulu, by Merilee McClure, and the two mysterious visitors Goldberg, and McCann, by Rich Payne and Emmett Michie. The play is written in the style of the Agatha Christie potboilers, which Pinter acted in as a young man.This is Pinter at his best, with his witty fast paced dialogue, and multi-faceted deeply flawed characters. The
audience has to fill in the blanks of the situation and
decide for themselves the fate of the protagonist. The play
recently ran at Isadora's Cafe in Snoqualmie and has been invited to Oxford, England next Fall. Susan has been directing freelance and with her company for the last ten years;recent productions include, True West by Sam Shepard, and Waiting for Godot, which she produced and directed at
Balagan Theatre two years ago.Tickets also available at door.
2222 2nd Ave.
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|