The Collection & A Kind of Alaska: Two Plays by Harold Pinter
Atlantic eagerly returns to the work of Harold Pinter, several seasons after its acclaimed production of his first and last plays, The Room and Celebration. Here again, the plays are separated chronologically by twenty years; both, however, are steeped in the author’s signature humor, mystery and psychological tension.
In The Collection (1962),a four am phone call and a surprise visitor set off a series of conversations about potential infidelities among two couples. And a middle-aged woman who has been asleep in a hospital room awakens after thirty years and must reorient herself to a greatly changed world in A Kind of Alaska (1982), which was inspired by the work of Oliver Sacks in his seminal book, Awakenings.
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by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2010
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Atlantic Theater Company members Larry Bryggman and Matt McGrath and guest artists Lisa Emery, Rebecca Henderson and Darren Pettie will star in its first main stage production of the 2010-2011 season, THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA: TWO PLAYS BY Harold Pinter, directed by Atlantic founding member Karen Kohlhaas. THE COLLECTION AND A KIND OF ALASKA will begin previews Wednesday, November 3; officially open Monday, November 22; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, December 12 Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street) while its main stage Linda Gross Theater undergoes renovation.