Full Cast Announced for Culture Project's 'Betrayed,' Opens Feb.5

Culture Project has announced complete casting for its World Premiere of George Packer's new play Betrayed, directed by Pippin Parker

The cast will feature Jeremy Beck (Hard Right at The Players Theatre), Aadya Bedi (MTC's The American Pilot), Mike Doyle ("Law & Order: SVU"), Ramsey Faragallah (Culture Project's Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom), Sevan Greene (I Know You) and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Masked).  Marking Packer's playwriting debut, Betrayed will begin performances on Friday, January 25 at Culture Project's SoHo theater (55 Mercer Street).  Opening Night is set for February 5, 2008.

"In early 2007, The New Yorker writer George Packer published an article about the desperate situation of the Iraqis who had risked their lives to help the American effort in their country and were being hunted down as a result, with little or no U.S. protection.  The article helped draw national attention to a humanitarian crisis and a moral scandal. Betrayed, Packer's first play, based on his interviews in Iraq and other countries, tells the story of three young Iraqis - two men and a woman - who are motivated by hope to go work for the Americans, until they begin to wonder who, if anyone, can be trusted.  Betrayed explores the complex relationships among the Iraqis, and between them and their American supervisor, against the backdrop of a war in which the hardest and most necessary thing turns out to be friendship.  Betrayed is also set for publication in January, 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers," explain press notes.

Performances are Monday at 8PM, Wednesday – Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 3PM & 8PM and Sunday at 3PM. 

Tickets are priced at $25 - $60 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.cultureproject.org.  Culture Project is located at 55 Mercer Street (at Broome) in the heart of SoHo.

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