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  Pinter Rep at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Pinter Rep

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE Washington

Enjoy three short and potent plays by the master of modernism, London's Harold Pinter. Scena proudly presents One for the Road, an enthralling piece where an interrogator in a fascist state torments a prisoner, his wife and child. In Mountain Language, we see words used as weapons to kill subjects by an occupying force - yet the oppressed are forbidden to speak the Language. And in The New World Order, two state officials routinely torture a bound and gagged prisoner to cleanse the world for democracy. Political, at times, Pinter and director McNamara will provoke your brain and stoke your emotions as we portray terror and its consequences. Don't miss this riveting show!

Thru - May 5, 2019

Box Office: 202-399-7993

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DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...When Pinter is performed with precision, with exacting attention to the text—as is the case with Scena Theatre’s razor-sharp Pinter Rep—the effect can be both unnerving and exhilarating. The tension of Pinter’s incessantly menacing language keeps us on tenterhooks, which is of course the point. One does not go to Pinter to unwind."
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John Stoltenberg

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...The finest of the pieces is the first, One for the Road. Christopher Henley (a fellow reviewer for DCTS, it should be noted) is quirky, funny and darkly menacing as Nicolas, a high-ranking interrogator for a particularly brutal State. With his posh accent, he murmurs deeply unsettling and peculiar thoughts to a terrified man bound to a chair. Nicolas coos and giggles; he tells jokes; he pours himself whiskey after whiskey, promising himself "one for the road". When his victim begs Nicolas to kill him, Nicolas upbraids him for despair. That would spoil Nicolas' fun."
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Jill Kyle-Keith

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