Sunday, January 27, 2019

VINTAGE THEATRE: 1/11 – 2/17

    L-R: Kelly Uhlenhopp and David L. Wygant

BETRAYAL is a fascinating look at romantic relationhips through the lens of playwright, Harold Pinter. The play begins as Emma’s marriage to Robert ends, spinning backwards in time to the moment when her love relationship with their friend, Jerry, began.
     Kelly Uhlenhopp, who dazzled Denver audiences in Vintage Theatre’s A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY and BOSTON MARRIAGE, delivers a luminous and nuanced portrayal as Emma.
     Perry Lewis (THE KENTUCKY CYCLE, IT’S ONLY A PLAY and A TIME TO KILL) turns in a superb performance in the role of Emma’s husband, Robert. 
     New to this reviewer, David Wygant is a credible Jerry.
     Director Craig Bond elicits performances from  his actors in such a way as to honor playwright Harold Pinter’s use of pauses, reticence and understatement to convey a character’s thought process, which is many times only hinted at, or altogether unspoken.
     Julie Lemieux, whose eye-pleasing set design suggests numerous locales, uses every inch of the intimate playing space.
     Emily Maddox’s lighting design shifts the moods superbly.
     Rachel Herring’s costumes for Ms. Uhlenhopp dazzle.Marlowe's Musings

Vintage Theatre presents
A sharp look into the nature of romantic relationships.
Jan. 11 – Feb. 17
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
$16 - $32 or 303-856-7830. 
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.

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