The Other Room at Porter's, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Play by Samuel Beckett
Silence by Harold Pinter
Presented as a double bill.
Directed by Kate Wasserberg (Play) and Titas Halder (Silence)
Betrayal, lust and longing prevail in this double bill of plays about jealousy and unrequited love by two writers who defined a generation - Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. This historic night of black comedy and lost souls is the first time these two giants of 20th Century playwriting have ever been presented together on the same stage.
Brilliantly funny, Play famously features three flawed lovers up to their necks in giant urns. The lovers recount the glory, pain and folly of their former affair, doomed to replay their experience over and over, still none the wiser.
In Silence another trio of lovers, lost in a rural hinterland, seek to connect with one another, desperate for their story not to become one of lost love.
The Other Room is thrilled to present Play and Silence together. The two short pieces reflect one another beautifully as they crack open the human experience. A tiny but epic evening of love, heartbreak and hope.