by Harold Pinter
directed by Kimberly Senior
Season 24
October 9—November 12, 2011
★★★½ ... a very sexy production of what unspools here as a very sensual play. It will have you on the edge of your seat.
— Chicago Tribune
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ... a subtle yet incendiary rendering of what is quite the psycho-sexual power game.
— Chicago Sun-Times
★★★★ The weight that exists in the unspoken exemplifies the specificity Senior and her ensemble employ in defining the characters' complex, mercurial relationships.
— Time Out Chicago
RECOMMENDED … Kimberly Senior's direction mines the play for all its dark, twisted absurdism …
— New City
RECOMMENDED … taut, ultimately haunting portrait … fascinating meditation on the ghosts of youth.
— Chicago Reader

In a secluded country home, Kate and Anna reunite for the first time in more than a decade to reminisce about their bohemian youth in the streets of London. But if they were as close as their stories suggest, why has Kate's husband, Deeley, never heard of Anna before tonight? After-dinner drinks turn dangerous as history is written and rewritten, and each new revelation or fabrication might eliminate one of them entirely. Strawdog Artistic Associate Kimberly Senior earned her place among Chicago's top directors by putting vibrant new spins on classic texts (like our sold-out run of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard) or bringing dangerous intimacy to taut thrillers (like Redtwist's award-winning The Pillowman), and we're thrilled to let her use both talents on what Clive Barnes (The New York Times) called "the finest play of a master dramatist."

Abigail Boucher
Kimberly Senior
Set Design
Mike Mroch
Light Design
Sean T. Mallary
Costume Design
Props Design
D.J. Reed
Sound Design
Chris Kriz
Anita Deely
Technical Direction
Matt Buettner
Kate Hardiman
Stage Manager
Jen Poulin
Nic Dimond
Production Manager
Tyler Wilsey
Master Electrician
Dan Laushman
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography