One for the Road

Harold Pinter may be best known for his dark portrayal of everyday characters, his oblique dialogue, and the written pauses that say as much as the words surrounding them, but the late Nobel winner also had a fierce political side. This comes out distinctly in several of his later works, including One for the Road. In the one-act play, a family that has suffered through torture (all off stage) at the hands of a nameless regime is interrogated once again by Nicolas, who controls their ultimate fate. This isn't Killing Joke Productions or director Paul von Stoetzel's first time presenting a work by Pinter. He also helmed the 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival production of the playwright's earlier meditation on violence, The Dumb Waiter.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Starts: May 20. Continues through June 4, 2011

 
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