STRAWDOG THEATRE COMPANY

3829 N Broadway       Chicago, IL 60613       tel: 773.528.9696

SEASON 26

Strawdog Theatre Company - Old Times

 Old Times

by Harold Pinter
directed by Kimberly Senior
October 9, 2011
through November 12
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm · Sunday 4pm
Tickets $28 ($15 student/senior)
Industry Night Thu, Oct 13 | 8pm | $10 with H/R
★★★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.”

players
Abigail Boucher
   as Kate
Michaela Petro *
   as Anna
John Henry Roberts *
   as Deeley

production
Director
    Kimberly Senior
Set Design
    Mike Mroch *
Light Design
    Sean T. Mallary *
Costume Design
    Aly Renee Amidei *
Props Design
    D.J. Reed
Sound Design
    Chris Kriz
Dialects
    Anita Deely *
Technical Direction
    Matt Buettner
Dramaturge
    Kate Hardiman
Stage Manager
    Jen Poulin
Producer
    Nic Dimond *
Production Manager
    Tyler Wilsey
Master Electrician
    Dan Laushman

* = Strawdog company member