Event Category: Theatrical Events
Ashes to Ashes (Pinter Play) – Live TheaterMarch 25 to March 29, 2020
3:00 pmShelter Theater
Harold Pinter, the only playwright to have won a Nobel Prize for Literature, is known for deeply thoughtful, provocative and enigmatic plays which explore big themes, especially the dynamics of power and patriarchy. In Ashes to Ashes, opening Wednesday, a couple are caught in a dissonant tango, their connections oblique.
The actors, Catherine Bryne and Steve Russell, revel in the demands of this “mysterious, sinister, hypnotic journey.” Ms. Bryne, known for her recent portrayal of Virginia Woolf in A Room of One’s Own, (also at ShelterTheater) infuses a nuanced identification into the character of Rebecca. Mr.Russell, well-regarded for his long acting career and musicianship, embodiesher husband, Devlin’s, longing and frustrations. You won’t want to missthis complex and superbly-presented exploration of modern relationships, with‘talk back’ for comments after the performance. “Pinter provides a master lesson in how the personal and the political are ultimately indivisible.” – TheGuardian.
Tickets available at Biblioteca gift shop and online at www.sheltervg4.com.