Betrayed

by George Packer

August 16 – September 14, 2008

Synopsis

We are the first theatre to present the play — Winner of the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play — subsequent to its premiere run at the Culture Project in New York City, where it just closed this month.

Ripped right out of today’s headlines.

In early 2007, George Packer published an article in The New Yorker about Iraqi interpreters who jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq, with little or no U.S. protection or security.

The article drew national attention to the humanitarian crisis and moral scandal.

Betrayed, based on Mr. Packer’s interviews in Baghdad, tells the story of three young Iraqis – two men and one woman – motivated to risk everything by America’s promise of freedom. The play explores the complex relationships among the Iraqis themselves, and with their American supervisor, struggling to find purpose while a country collapses around them.

New York Times Critic’s Pick!

Who’s Who

The Cast

Laith: ANTONIO AMADEO
Soldier/RSO: TODD ALLEN DURKIN
Intisar/Old Woman: CECI FERNANDEZ
Dishdasha Man/Attendant: SCOTT GENN
Adnan: JOHN MANZELLI
Ambassador/Cursing Man/Old Man/Abu Abbas: BILL SCHWARTZ
Prescott: RICKY WAUGH

The Artists

Playwright: George Packer
Director: Joseph Adler
Set Design: Lyle Baskin
Lighting Design: Jeff Quinn
Music/Sound: Matt Corey
Costumes: Ellis Tillman
Props: Claire Savitt
Dialect Coach: Joel Goldes
Technical Director: Carlos Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Daniel Landon


Betrayed

Photos: George Schiavone