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Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108
415-345-1287
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4.3 average rating
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13 events
12 reviews
2 stars
attended May 28 2009

Loved it! Excellent acting. Minimalist yet effective set design. Newly remodeled theatre still getting final touches but comfortable and intimate. I'm going again.

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26 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 27 2009

Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" is a very pithy and interesting play about trust, love, and empathy. I've seen other Pinter works but this was my first experience of Betrayal.
The set was stark -- props made of boxes creatively morphed into chairs,...continued

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laurie jacobs
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16 reviews
23 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

I really enjoyed this play. The acting was superb as was the direction. The staging was very minimal and clever and it worked very well.

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Description

The plot revolves around two couples, Robert and Emma, and Jerry and the unseen Judith. Robert, Emma and Jerry become involved in a web of infidelity: Emma and Jerry conduct an seven-year affair, which Robert discovers in its fourth year. Robert then cheats on Emma. This play memory play uses the distortion of time to reveal how each character is emotionally isolated by their actions of deceit and self -gratification. Considered Pinter’s masterwork Betrayal uses this love triangle to create moments of awkward and strained encounters and brutal silence that get below the surface of social propriety and to the depths of human interaction.

Betrayal is a richly textured drama that exposes social pretense and unmitigated emotions that draws us into the same complex world we all inhabit and makes us believe simultaneously in the endurance and the transience of relationships and in the ecstasy and pain of intimacy.

About the Ticket Supplier: Actors Theatre of San Francisco

Founded in August of 1989 by a group of professional actors and directors who shared a common desire to produce ensemble theatre works, the founding members of the Actors Theatre of San Francisco committed themselves to creating a permanent repertory company whose work would reflect their ideals of ensemble theatre: a theatre where all the participants share the same artistic vision, have a unified approach to the rehearsal process and a desire to create revelatory theatre that surpasses their desire for individual gain. The founding members gave themselves no restriction as to style, content or period. Instead, they committed themselves to producing theatre that is designed to enlighten and illuminate the human condition.