The 4615 Theatre Company is performing two productions that will run in rotation from August 9th through September 8th: Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL and the DC premiere of Lucy Prebble's ENRON (which is about, yes, the infamous company).
If you’re interested in bold, daring indie theatre, these two productions should be on your calendar.
You can use discount code PETWORTH for 10% the low ticket prices.
Lucy Prebble’s ENRON, is a wild circus of a play that employs a mix of absurd fantasy and biting humanity to tell the story of America’s most notorious company. After a wildly successful, award-winning London run in 2007, the play opened on Broadway in 2008. It’s an opportunity to laugh and gasp in horror at what now feels like a creation myth for modern greed.
Rounding out the summer rep on a more private scale is Harold Pinter’s legendary BETRAYAL, a tale of infidelity told moving from end to beginning, and the company’s classic piece for the season. Acclaimed director Stevie Zimmerman returns to direct her fourth show at 4615, now as the company’s newly minted Resident Director.
“Betrayal is a play I’ve wanted to directed for 25 years,” said the London-born Zimmerman, who expressed particular excitement to dig into a seemingly simple story “…in a very English way, a lot going on under the surface.” For a theatre devoted to exploring story structure, the play’s reverse chronology and unreliable narrative make it a perfect companion to the comparatively linear Enron.
Performed at the Dance Loft on 14 (4618 14th St NW)
ENRON - DC Area Premiere - By Lucy Prebble
Directed by Jordan Friend — August 9th - September 1th
2hrs and 15 min, with one intermission
Witness the true rise and fall of America’s most infamous company in this blisteringly funny satire of modern greed. Featuring a cast of 13 playing over 60 roles Lucy Prebble’s epic dark comedy is an absurd crime saga of Shakespearean proportions, complete with poetic profanity, musical numbers, and even a few velociraptors.
By Harold Pinter
Directed by Stevie Zimmerman — August 16th - September 8th
80 min, with no intermission
4615’s acclaimed resident director Stevie Zimmerman returns to helm Pinter’s masterpiece, in which an extramarital affair is told from all three sides, and in reverse. Beginning in 1977 and ending in 1968, BETRAYAL makes us question the very nature of love and honesty, constantly making us doubt what we’ve just seen.
Tickets are $20, and $16.50 for patrons under 30.