May 3—Jun 17, 2012 (click on Performance Schedule tab above for details)
By Harold Pinter
Directed by Christopher Morahan
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath
“Pryce gives a first-rate performance that gradually reveals the viper lurking underneath the vagrant” —The Guardian (UK)
Jonathan Pryce—two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)—leads a compelling cast in this major revival of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker. This superb production by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath won glowing reviews in London and Liverpool for its penetrating new take on the play—and for Pryce’s tour-de-force performance as a repellant, darkly funny, and deeply human Davies.
A pair of working-class brothers allows a homeless man to stay in their decrepit London flat, an act of compassion that sparks a cycle of cruelties, delusions, and shifting loyalties in a desperate struggle over territory. Pinter’s first great success, this work powerfully displays his sharp intelligence, masterful and spare use of language, and uncompromising exploration of life’s menace and comedy.
BAM Harvey Theater
Run time: 2hrs 30min with intermission
Season ticket price*: $20—80 (May 10—27 only)
Full price*: $25—100