AN EVENING OF BETRAYAL

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THE 6THACT

Presents Two Masters Of Language

Harold Pinter And William Shakespeare In

“AN EVENING OF BETRAYAL”

With Acclaimed Director Elizabeth Swain


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June 1st, 2018 @ Theatre 68

Opening June 1st running through June 24th, 2018

Los Angeles (May 9, 2018) – Artistic Directors Matthew Leavitt and Liza Seneca of THE 6TH ACT Theatre Company are pleased to announce their first full production with AN EVENING OF BETRAYAL.  A unique combination of Harold Pinter's Betrayal and an extremely condensed version of Shakespeare's Othello, creatively adapted by Liza Seneca (of Antaeus), to mimic the reverse structure of ‘Betrayal.' Elizabeth Swain (also from Antaeus), will direct. The show will open June 1st, 2018, at Theatre 68's MainStage Theatre.

There will be one preview performance May 31st, 2018.  Additional info at:  www.the6thact.com

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

An Evening of Betrayalis an evening celebrating two masters of language, Harold Pinter and William Shakespeare, as they investigate the same subject: Betrayal. The first half will feature Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" in its entirety. After a short intermission, the same four actors will perform an abridged one-hour adaptation of "Othello", told backwards to mirror the structure of Pinter's "Betrayal".

THE CAST

William DeMeritt, Luke McClure, Liza Seneca, and Adam J. Smith

THE TEAM

Adaptation by Liza Seneca

Director Elizabeth Swain

Co-Artistic Directors Matthew Leavitt and Liza Seneca

Publicist Sandra Kuker PR

AN EVENING OF BETRAYAL opens June 1st through 24th, 2018.  The Production will be at Theatre 68, located at 5112 Lankershim, North Hollywood, CA. 91601.  Performances will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays at 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM.  Tickets are $25.00.  Preview May 31stare $15.00

Running time:  135 minutes (includes Intermission)

Tickets available at:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3415884

Information available at:  https://www.the6thact.com

Reviews

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"Much love goes to Seneca, for adapting The Betrayal and Othello into a cunning and smart story. She quickly saw the correlation between these two phenomenal writers and created an original piece of work that should be required reading for college and acting students. All of the actors play two roles, one from Pinter and the other from The Bard. God bless them for their great talent. Director Elizabeth Swain does a wonderful job in executing both stories and merging them into one."

sweet - Mary E. Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal
"Pairing Pinter's BETRAYAL with Seneca's adaptation of Shakespeare's OTHELLO is an adventurous undertaking. When it succeeds, as it does much of the time, it shows what can be possible when smart artists exercise creative license in their craft. More please."

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


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"What makes this production rather interesting is the fact that these two plays, written hundreds of years apart, deals within the same subject matter as the pair also contains rich dialogue and the fact that the two playwrights were of British decent! The cast of four performers are double billed in both productions, adapting their roles between the 20th century and the 16th. Every one of these players showcase their talents very well, especially with their parts playing the roles The Bard created!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Offline - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"A concept as inspired as its execution is accomplished, An Evening Of Betrayal does Pinter proud while making Shakespeare as innovatively cutting-edge as any contemporary playwright could hope for. An Evening Of Betrayal is An Evening Of Theater not to be missed."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


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"The 6th Act producing at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood creates unique side by side comparisons of the passions that make Live Theatre special.... The Sixth Act's Evening of Betrayal holds moments of humor and clarity in a personal way that can only be experienced on a stage with the living theatre unfolding before us."

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review


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"I highly recommend this production as an introduction to those who are not familiar with Shakespeare or are not sure how they feel about his plays, as well as to those who are die-hard fans!"

sweet - Tim Lydeen - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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"This is a brilliant production, I have already recommended it to several friends. The performances are excellent and the fierceness of the relationships between each character a beauty to behold... This is a very short run, but well worth your time, so please, don't dawdle…Pinter is a rarity in LA, take the opportunity to get in touch with your British roots and learn to speak English!!!"

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


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"Much love goes to Seneca, for adapting The Betrayal and Othello into a cunning and smart story. She quickly saw the correlation between these two phenomenal writers and created an original piece of work that should be required reading for college and acting students. All of the actors play two roles, one from Pinter and the other from The Bard. God bless them for their great talent. Director Elizabeth Swain does a wonderful job in executing both stories and merging them into one."

sweet - Mary E. Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal
"Pairing Pinter's BETRAYAL with Seneca's adaptation of Shakespeare's OTHELLO is an adventurous undertaking. When it succeeds, as it does much of the time, it shows what can be possible when smart artists exercise creative license in their craft. More please."

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


Avatar
"What makes this production rather interesting is the fact that these two plays, written hundreds of years apart, deals within the same subject matter as the pair also contains rich dialogue and the fact that the two playwrights were of British decent! The cast of four performers are double billed in both productions, adapting their roles between the 20th century and the 16th. Every one of these players showcase their talents very well, especially with their parts playing the roles The Bard created!"

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Offline - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"A concept as inspired as its execution is accomplished, An Evening Of Betrayal does Pinter proud while making Shakespeare as innovatively cutting-edge as any contemporary playwright could hope for. An Evening Of Betrayal is An Evening Of Theater not to be missed."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Avatar
"The 6th Act producing at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood creates unique side by side comparisons of the passions that make Live Theatre special.... The Sixth Act's Evening of Betrayal holds moments of humor and clarity in a personal way that can only be experienced on a stage with the living theatre unfolding before us."

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review


Avatar
"I highly recommend this production as an introduction to those who are not familiar with Shakespeare or are not sure how they feel about his plays, as well as to those who are die-hard fans!"

sweet - Tim Lydeen - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Avatar
"This is a brilliant production, I have already recommended it to several friends. The performances are excellent and the fierceness of the relationships between each character a beauty to behold... This is a very short run, but well worth your time, so please, don't dawdle…Pinter is a rarity in LA, take the opportunity to get in touch with your British roots and learn to speak English!!!"

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review