by Harold Pinter
May 22–June 28, 2009
7:00 p.m. Sunday
- The Side Project • 1439 W. Jarvis, Chicago
- $20 or pay what you can
Last seen together in the acclaimed Waiting for Godot, Beau O'Reilly, Colm O'Reilly, and Jeffrey Bivens are reunited in Harold Pinter's searing 1960 drama about a tramp and two deranged brothers who face off in a broken-down flat. This time they're trashing the joint.
Like Beckett, Nobel laureate Pinter is one of the few playwrights Curious claims as an influence. In The Caretaker— his sixth play, but the first to enjoy commercial success— Pinter manifests the influence of the Theatre of the Absurd in the black-comic interactions between the vulnerable, reticent Aston; his ill-tempered brother Mick, who seems to be responsible for the junk-strewn house they share; and Davies, a strange old homeless man whom Aston brings home without apparent reason.
Beau O'Reilly, Colm O'Reilly, Jeffrey Bivens
Jayita Bhattacharya & the ensemble
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