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The Matrix Theatre
between N Spaulding and N Stanley 7657 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
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attended Jul 11 2008

An interesting play, well-acted. Complicated human relations sometimes start with a long-ago "moment of decision", and this play starts with a failed marriage in the... continued

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“an exquisite play, brilliantly simple and courageous.” —Newsweek


Betrayal play begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose adulterous affair of seven years ended two years earlier. Emma’s marriage to Robert, Jerry’s best friend, is now breaking up, and she needs someone to talk to. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair all along and, to Jerry’s dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance. Thereafter, in a series of contiguous scenes, the play moves backward in time, from the end of the Emma-Jerry affair to its beginning, throwing into relief the little lies and oblique remarks which, in this time reverse, reveal more than direct statements, or overt actions, ever could.

By Harold Pinter

Directed by Lee Eskey

Featuring Sophina Brown (“Shark,” Disney’s The Lion King, “Chappelle’s Show”), Henry Simmons (“NYPD Blue,” “Shark,” “Medea’s Family Reunion”), Rick D. Wasserman (“Swingtown,” Disney’s The Lion King, “24”) and Paul Haitkin (“House,” “Passions”)