The Birthday Party
by Harold Pinter
Featuring Marco Barricelli, Judith Ivey
, and Scott Wentworth
Directed by Carey Perloff
January 10–February 4, 2018
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
415 Geary Street, San Francisco
“Delicious, impalpable and hair-raising”
The Sunday Times
In an undisturbed English seaside town, the inhabitants of a ramshackle boarding house react to the arrival of two unsettling strangers. Where do the mysterious Goldberg and McCann come from? Who sent them? And why do they keep asking about the sole boarder, piano player Stanley? As the party guests, including flighty Lulu and flirty landlady Meg, gather for Stanley’s birthday, the desperate pianist is forced to confront a surreal interrogation. Seething with mystery, danger, and sudden humor, this is signature Pinter, a play of “tantalizing theatricality” (The New York Times).
A.C.T. returns to the world of Harold Pinter for our first staging of his classic drama The Birthday Party, featuring A.C.T. favorite Marco Barricelli, Tony Award–winner Judith Ivey, and Stratford Festival star Scott Wentworth.
The Geary Theater has accessible seating on all levels. To order, please call our Box Office at 415.749.2228.
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