with ensemble member Ian Barford
The Birthday Party
by Harold Pinter
Directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton
Featuring ensemble members Ian Barford, Francis Guinan, Moira Harris and John Mahoney with Marc Grapey and Sophia Sinise
January 24 - April 28, 2013
At a sleepy seaside boarding house in England, the humdrum routine of corn flakes, newspapers and naps is interrupted by the appearance of two mysterious strangers. They become guests at longtime tenant Stanley's surprise birthday party which, after a few glasses of whiskey, party games and a mysterious blackout, turns into a deliciously impalpable nightmare. As excuses and alliances hastily shift, so does the truth in Harold Pinter's riveting dark-comic masterpiece.