We read plays out loud. Each month we'll do a cold table read of a play you've always wanted to see, the one that you've loved for years or one you've never even heard of. Meet wonderful people interested in theater, who appreciate the spoken word, and love to talk about it! We're not a performance group, but actors are welcome!
Harold Pinter gave himself the challenge of writing dialog as ambiguous and meaningless as possible when he wrote The Dumb Waiter in 1957. A piece of absurdist theatre, Pinter wanted to explore the nature of the human relationships as well as how to properly represent them through the use of ambiguity. This early work established Pinter’s reputation as the master of the theatre of menace. Set in a small, cramped windowless room in the basement of a presumably busy café, two men await an assignment, but are interrupted by constant demands from the café above. The only means of communication is through the dumbwaiter that connects the two floors.
Come read The Dumb Waiter with us on-line in March to enjoy the results of Pinter’s efforts.