Pilgrim Soul Productions Presents
A Pinter Pairing: The Dumb Waiter and A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter
Directed by Matthew J. Carr
Assisted by Susan Nest
Featuring: Matthew J. Carr, Dave Clark, Fred D’Angelo, Bob McCracken, and Susan Nest
PERFORMANCES: March 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7:30 PM and March 11 at 2:00 PM
SPECIAL DINNER/THEATER EVENT: Opening Night, March 2, at 5:30 PM in the café downstairs. Combined ticket ($42) includes a full dinner, a glass of wine or beer, and the show. Dinner seating is limited, so please go to PinterPairing.eventbrite.com by February 21 to purchase your combined ticket and reserve your spot. (Note: Patrons who wish to attend the dinner and purchase a season pass will receive a $15.00 credit upon presentation of their dinner ticket at the box office.) CLICK HERE FOR MENU.
Venue: GB & Lexi Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ historic Whitin Mill, 60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA.
Tickets for Show Only: $20.00; Under 18 and Seniors $18.00; Groups of 10 or more $16.00
Reservations for Show Only: To reserve tickets for show only, respond to this email, call 508-296-0797, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . (Tickets for show only are also available at the door.)
About the Plays: One of Off-Broadway’s most successful entries, The Dumb Waiter is a mysterious and moody study in suspense concerning two professional killers who wait apprehensively in a grubby, windowless basement room for word of their next macabre assignment. In A Slight Ache Flora and Edward sit at the breakfast table chatting of flowers and wasps and of the slight ache Edward feels in his eyes. Their conversation, which seems so simple and is yet so strangely revealing, then shifts to the mysterious match seller who has been standing by their back gate for many weeks. Somehow his presence intimidates them, as they discuss who the match seller may really be, and they resolve to call him in for a direct confrontation.
Press: “The Dumb Waiter is a suspense play, mysterious almost mystic.” —NY World-Telegram & Sun.
“…a distinguished gift for sheer, old-fashioned theatrical effectiveness, including the use of melodramatic suspense and the hint of sinister forces lying in ambush.” —NY Post.
“A Slight Ache is filled with a subtle sense of mood and elusive truths. …the most unusual play off Broadway.” —NY World-Telegram & Sun.
“…demonstrates again what an unusual and exciting dramatist Harold Pinter is.” —NY Post.
(Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)