Monday, May 7, 2012

Jonathan Pryce Stars in Pinter's The Caretaker at BAM till June 17 in Brooklyn


From a media release:

The Caretaker
Part of the 2012 Winter/Spring Season

May 3—Jun 17, 2012
Post show Talk Bakc on May 24, 2012
By Harold Pinter
Directed by Christopher Morahan
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath


"Pryce gives a first-rate performance that gradually reveals the viper lurking underneath the vagrant" —The Guardian (UK)

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY -
Jonathan Pryce—two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)—leads a compelling cast in the first major revival of Harold Pinter’s work since his death. This superb production by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath won glowing reviews in London and Liverpool for its penetrating new take on the play—and for Pryce’s tour-de-force performance as a repellant, darkly funny, and deeply human Davies.

In The Caretaker, a pair of working-class brothers allows a homeless man to stay in their decrepit London flat, an act of compassion that sparks a cycle of cruelties, delusions, and shifting loyalties in a desperate struggle over territory. Pinter’s first great success, this work powerfully displays his sharp intelligence, masterful and spare use of language, and uncompromising exploration of life’s menace and comedy.

BAM Harvey Theater
Run time: 2hrs 30min with intermission
Season ticket price*: $20—80 (May 10—27 only)
Full price*: $25—100

*Prices subject to change

Post-show Artist Talk: Jonathan Pryce
Part of the 2012 Winter/Spring Season
Thu, May 24, 2012
Moderated by Austin E. Quigley


Two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) speaks about his performance as a repellant, darkly funny, and deeply human Davies in Harold Pinter’s classic play, The Caretaker with Pinter scholar and Dean Emeritus of Columbia College, Austin E. Quigley.

BAM Harvey Theater
Free for same-day ticket holders

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