A Night Out by Harold Pinter

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 1

Pinter's early dark comedy about Albert, an introverted insurance firm employee still living with his co-dependent mother in South London.. After his office buddies convince him to come to the firm's office party, a dire case of mistaken identity will shift Albert's life into a very disturbing direction. Originally written as a teleplay for B.B.C and Armchair Theater.

Reviews

Stephen Fife

It’s a dark, dour play, somewhat dated, but it still packs a punch.

sweet - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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The bit between the old man, vendor, and Albert’s friends was certainly charming.

An interesting play to produce in a post #metoo era. It raises the question of how one is to produce a play with a modern audience in mind while keeping the author’s intention behind the play. Perhaps an author’s note could be provided in the program to help a modern audience understand the time and the context in which the play was written.

Overall, it was wonderful to see a play that is not produced frequently.

sweet - Smitty


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The 12-person cast, led by director Sam Grey, does a fine job in creating the Pinteresque world of A Night Out, a world shot through with menace and cruelty.

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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The story may be a bit incomprehensible (but, hey, this is Pinter), but the acting is top-notch and the show is worth seeing and trying to figure out. The show just needs to promote the wonderful actors better.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Stephen Fife

It’s a dark, dour play, somewhat dated, but it still packs a punch.

sweet - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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The 12-person cast, led by director Sam Grey, does a fine job in creating the Pinteresque world of A Night Out, a world shot through with menace and cruelty.

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


Avatar

The story may be a bit incomprehensible (but, hey, this is Pinter), but the acting is top-notch and the show is worth seeing and trying to figure out. The show just needs to promote the wonderful actors better.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Avatar

The bit between the old man, vendor, and Albert’s friends was certainly charming.

An interesting play to produce in a post #metoo era. It raises the question of how one is to produce a play with a modern audience in mind while keeping the author’s intention behind the play. Perhaps an author’s note could be provided in the program to help a modern audience understand the time and the context in which the play was written.

Overall, it was wonderful to see a play that is not produced frequently.

sweet - Smitty