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IMAGO THEATRE
503.231.9581
17 SE 8th
Portland, OR 97214

 

 

 

 

SHOWS THE HOMECOMING FROGZ LA BELLE AUDITIONS


 

 

 

THE HOMECOMING


 

BY HAROLD PINTER

 

playing OCTOBER 10 - NOVEMBER 9th
No shows Halloween Weekend

 

Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue


Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM, with one Thursday show on Nov 6 at 7:.30

No shows Halloween Weekend

Ticket prices for Fri/Sat are $27 adults, $25 seniors/students; and for Sun all seats $21.

 

For tickets, call Imago at 503.231.9581 or Ticketswest at 503.224.8499

 

No tobacco smoke will be used in this show, only vapor created simulations

 

"Bizarre, ominous and taunting...A steadily absorbing, tantalizing and disturbing theatrical adventure. Enthralling." -New York Post

Imago Theatre continues along the trail of its highly successful Pinter productions (“The Lover,” Dec 2013 and “The Caretaker,” March 2014) with Pinter’s most ambitious play “The Homecoming." It opens Oct 10 and plays through ov 9 (no shows on Halloween weekend), For tickets, call Imago at 503.231.9581 or TicketsWest at 503.224.8499, or purchase online at www.ticketswest.com.

 

Enigmatic and controversial, “The Homecoming” won Best Original Play on Broadway in 1967. It was not until 11 years later that Pinter reached this same high level of success, with “Betrayal” in 1978. Director Jerry Mouawad brings back Pinter actor favorites Anne Sorce (Ruth), Jeffrey Jason Gilpin (Teddy) and Jacob Coleman (Lenny), joined by Douglas Mitchell (Max), Craig Rovere (Sam) and Jim Vadala (Joey) to portray the homecoming of Teddy, who brings his wife Ruth to meet “the family” after a five-year hiatus. What ensues is unexpected (no spoilers here).

 

Ben Brantley of the New York Times praised the play's two-act plot structure as "nigh-perfect form." “The Homecoming” is the culmination of Pinter’s series of plays best described as the “plays of menace,” characterized by poetic ambiguities, minimalism, and linguistic tropes of power struggle. And, on top of all that, Pinter adds to “The Homecoming” intellectual erotic sparring.

 

In “The Caretaker,” audiences were surprised as they were entwined in a trio of characters in which nothing seemed to happen. In “The Homecoming,” however, there is no lack of action with its unusual twists and vacillations of romance, seemingly inappropriate romantic behavior and unorthodox sexual arrangements. It is a dark comedy verging on the grotesque and yet, surprisingly, Pinter exposes the unusual shades of an enigmatic household while shedding layers to reveal an unusual reflection of humanity.