The Wooster Group The Room by Harold Pinter

The Wooster Group: The Room by Harold Pinter

“American theater’s most inspired company.” – The New York Times 

"One of The Wooster Group’s many superpowers is their ability to flay their source materials until the original bodies of text transform into entirely other beasts.” – Artforum

 “Is there nothing The Wooster Group cannot imagine — or re-imagine?” – The New Yorker

World Premiere

The world’s most influential theater ensemble premieres its version of Harold Pinter’s The Room, the first play by one of the most important playwrights of a generation. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, the compelling theatrical experience builds on the Group’s goal to create “a theater that encompasses all forms of the arts and has an architecture that isn’t located in a naturalistic place: a theater which integrates music, dance and text into the final art form without privileging one over the other.” The company approaches Pinter’s 1957 play through a range of comedic forms, including American vaudeville and comic routines (duos like Abbott and Costello or the Smothers Brothers), and the ancient form “cross talk” or xiansheng, a two-person comedy style popular in China since the Qing Dynasty. The cast includes Group members and associates Kate Valk, Suzzy Roche, Ari Fliakos, Philip Moore and Scott Renderer.

Lighting: Jennifer Tipton with Ryan Seelig; original music tracks: Omar Zubair; sound: Max Bernstein and Eric Sluyter; sound consultant: Bobby McElver; video and projections: Robert Wuss and Max Bernstein; assistant director and costume supervisor: Enver Chakartash; stage manager: Erin Mullin; production manager: Bona Lee; and technical fellow/sound assistant: Gareth Hobbs.

PRESS RELEASE

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Performances at REDCAT are funded in part with generous support from members of The Wooster Group Host Committee: Harriett F. Gold, Diane Levine and Robert Wass, Fariba Ghaffari, Alexander Westerman and David Gleason, Abby Sher.

THE ROOM is supported by: the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works program; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts; the Asian Cultural Council; the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; Distracted Globe Foundation; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/New York Theater Program; the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 2/04
8:30 pm
$50  $40$25
FRI 2/05
8:30 pm
$50  $40$25
SAT 2/06
8:30 pm
$55  $45$30
SUN 2/07
3:00 pm
$55  $45$30
TUE 2/09
8:30 pm
$50  $40$25
WED 2/10
8:30 pm
$50  $40$25
THU 2/11
8:30 pm
$50  $40$25
FRI 2/12
8:30 pm
$55  $45$30
SAT 2/13
8:30 pm
$55  $45$30
SUN 2/14
3:00 pm
$55  $45$30

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff