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Clandestine couplings

Although prolific British playwright Harold Pinter directed much of his professional attention to the outer world of political affairs, he focused it most narrowly in a little play about more intimate affairs. Betrayal charts the gradual emotional chan
Epic stages Pinter's time-twisting 'Betrayal'
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 03, 2013

Back to the past: Pinter revived at the Huntington

Betrayal , which premiered in 1978, is Nobel laureate Harold Pinter's most straightforward and also his most straight-backward play.

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 30, 2012

Staring down Whitey Bulger

Jon Land's latest thriller begins in a South Boston basement where a man named John McIntyre has been handcuffed to a chair, slammed in the head with a chair leg, and strangled with a length of sailing rope.
By PHILIP EIL  |  January 13, 2012

The Originals stage Pinter's Betrayal

Harold Pinter's masterwork Betrayal is a story of a British triangle.
Reverse psychology
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 05, 2011

Review: USM's production of Pinter's Betrayal

For years, married literary agent Jerry (Sage R. Landry) has conducted a love affair with Emma (Meredith Lamothe), the wife of his best friend, Robert (Patrick Molloy), a book publisher.
Affairs of memory
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 19, 2010

Fall Arts Preview: Not quite Oklahoma!

Perhaps the most anticipated Maine premiere this season is the darkly caustic family apocalypse of August: Osage County (October 14-November 7), the much-lauded 2007 tragicomedy by Tracey Letts, to be produced by the GOOD THEATER .
August: Osage County + steampunk robots
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 17, 2010

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010

Play by play: May 14, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2010

Review: The Freebie

As can be seen in the opening bliss montage, these two almost disgustingly in love with each other: they hug, kiss, tickle toes, do crossword puzzles — everything, it seems, except have sex.
R eveals lifetimes of intimacy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010

Review: The Betrayal

As the subject, narrator, and director, with Ellen Kuras, of his own story, Thavisouk Phrasavath has created a film of meandering, almost accidental poignancy.
From Laos to Brooklyn, following a family's tragedy
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  April 10, 2009