Alchemical Theatre Laboratory presents a deliberately spare interpretation of Harold Pinter's suspenseful drama, directed and designed by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Christopher Martin. More…
In 'Old Times,' Anna visits her old friend Kate at the converted farmhouse she shares with her husband Deeley somewhere on the English coast. Anna has never met Deeley. Or has she? Twenty years have passed since the two women last saw one another, and the rivalry between Anna and Deeley soon ignites a dangerous game, the presumed prize being Kate. In this production, the staging is as minimalist as the language, and silence is as powerful as dialogue.
See it if Psychological drama with crafted wordplay and dramatic pauses. Force of will put into every sentence and movement.
Don't see it if No tenderness or humor, just a relentless tug of war.
See it if Comes down to how much you like Pinter. A smart, no-frills production of an often-frustrating play. What you see is what you get.
Don't see it if The play, though well acted, is almost all words - no action. And those words, deliberately circular, provide little entrance for viewers.
See it if you're interested in an excellently acted no-frills Pinter production. The cast is uniformly great.
Don't see it if you expect lots of props on stage or looking for a lighter fare.
See it if you like thought provoking, visceral, riveting plays full of beautiful language, and if want to hear and see Pinter done properly.
Don't see it if you like not so challenging, linear plays with a happy endings.
See it if If you like a great play, lovely acting and wonderful direction - see it.
Don't see it if If you don't like a great play, lovely acting and wonderful direction - do not see it.
See it if you have a love for theatre done right, and especially if you have an interest in psychology-influenced scripts!
Don't see it if N/A, a wonderful play.
See it if you enjoy brilliantly acted small cast pieces. Super engaging!
Don't see it if you don't want to be asked to think about critically about a show.
See it if You like thought-provoking and engaging plays. The acting is superb, and you'll walk away consumed with the intricacies of the plot.
Don't see it if You are averse to intimate theater experiences and are looking for a light and fluffy musical.