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by Harold Pinter
Directed by Joe Johnson
September 13-29, 2001

Andrew Cleveland
Debra Dean
Shannon Jankowski
Mary Heiple
Mark Kreger
Joe Johnson
Rick Raasch
Daniel K. McDermott
Andi Billig

Jerry and Robert are best friends. Robert is a publisher and Jerry is a literary agent. Robert is married to Emma but Jerry and Emma are having an affair. Robert knows about the affair but doesn't do anything about it. Or does he? What does he know? When did he know it? Why doesn't he do anything? What lies are Emma telling to cover up the affair? Who else is she lying to? How can Robert continue his friendship while sleeping with his wife?

In 1978 Harold Pinter wrote one his most complex and intense works: Betrayal. It is a vividly compelling and genuinely harrowing look at an affair between a British couple and the husband's best friend. Pinter brings out the complexities of this relationship and the deceptions that run through them. On top of these lies upon lies, Pinter adds another layer of revealing the story in reverse chronology. The play begins two years after the end of the affair and ends seven years earlier. What the audience will experience is a highly intense ride through emotional hell.

Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for this production are $7 and are available at the door. Performances took place at Apple Valley Community Center in Apple Valley.