Vintage Theatre Presents Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL

Vintage Theatre presents "Betrayal" January 11 through February 17 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 - $32 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830.

A sharp look into the nature of romantic relationships, Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" starts in 1977 when long time lovers Jerry and Emma meet after her marriage to her husband Robert dissolves, and then backtracks all the way to 1968 when their affair first began. As the years spin backwards, a complex web of secrets about the trio emerges and calls into question the nature of their intimacy -- as friends, as partners, as spouses.

The cast includes Kelly Uhlenhopp (Emma), David Wygant (Jerry) and Perry Lewis (Robert).

With a writing career that spanned more than 50 years, Harold Pinter is known as one of the most influential modern British dramatists. His plays are noted for their use of understatement, small talk, reticence-and even silence-to convey the substance of a character's thought, which often lies several layers beneath, and contradicts, his speech. That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective used to describe a particular atmosphere and environment in drama: "Pinteresque." In 2005 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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