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Carthage Theatre Presents: ‘Betrayal’

Time: 7:30pm CDT October 1

Location: Wartburg Theatre

The Carthage Theatre Department presents “Betrayal,” written by Harold Pinter and co-directed by Professor Herschel Kruger and Caitlin Preuss ’23, Oct. 1-9, in the Wartburg Theatre.

Showtimes:

Oct.1-2 and Oct. 7-9 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 | 3 p.m.

Written in 1978, “Betrayal” tells the story of Robert and Emma: a happily married couple in the UK. The pair go to work, raise their children, and spend time with their dearest friends: Jerry and his wife, Judith.

At least, that’s what Robert thinks.

In reality, Emma and Jerry are in a long-term affair. Harold Pinter manipulates time, jumping back and forth over the span of seven years. Audience members follow quick-witted dialogue through this journey of hidden feelings, secret meetings, and lies upon lies. “Betrayal” explores the mind-boggling question: What’s more important, passion or loyalty?

“Betrayal” has been performed professionally all over the world since it’s premiere on Broadway in 1980. The production has received plenty of critical acclaim, including Tony Award nominations for both the original production and the revivals on Broadway in 2000 and 2019. The intimate cast size allows for Carthage theatre students Natalie Lall ’22, Nicky Caldwell ’23, Carson Flemming ’24, and Becca Robertson ’23 to explore intense dialogue, intricate character relationships, and emotional depth in a way they never have before.

Please note: This play contains content that may not be suitable for children.

The Wartburg Theatre is located inside the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences.

Tickets:

Adults $14
Seniors (55+) $10
Students* $8

To purchase tickets, please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office 262-551-6661 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. View the #StaySafeCarthage Fine Arts Events page for safety protocols.

*Carthage students, faculty, and staff receive complimentary ticket(s) for this event.  Please visit www.carthage.edu/fine-arts/box-office for ticket information and policies, or contact the Fine Arts Box Office with any additional questions. All complimentary ticket reservations must be redeemed in-person with a Carthage photo I.D. at the Box Office. Email or phone reservations will not be accepted.

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  • The Carthage Theatre Department presents “Betrayal” Oct. 1-9.

Location: Wartburg Theatre