photo by Cecil Beaton
directed by John Pleshette
@ Cinda Jackson's Lost Studio
130 S. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA
April 13, 2008
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.
Sundays @ 4:00 p.m.
The Pinter Project:
PR ON DEMAND
n November, 2000, Artistic Director Cinda Jackson announced the beginning of The Lost Studio Pinter Project, an ongoing series of plays by Harold Pinter. In an exploration of the body of Pinter's work, the series began with Night School, followed by A Night Out, and Victoria Station. In early 2002, John Pleshette directed The Caretaker, winning LA Weekly's Best Revival Award for that year.
On October 7th, 2002, the studio was tragically destroyed by an arson fire. It took three years to convert that empty space into a state-of-the-art theatre. The Lost Studio launched its 2006 season with No Manís Land, staged by John Pleshette with a cast headed by Tom Bower and Mitchell Ryan, followed in 2007 with the critically-acclaimed Moonlight. The Pinter Project lives on.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Born October 10, 1930 in East London, Harold Pinter is a playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist. Pinter has written twenty-nine plays including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, and Betrayal, twenty-one screenplays including "The Servant", "The Go-Between" and "The French Lieutenant's Woman", and directed twenty-seven theatre productions, including James Joyce's Exiles, David Mamet's Oleanna, seven plays by Simon Gray and many of his own plays including his latest, Celebration, paired with his first, The Room at The Almeida Theatre, London in the spring of 2000.
In addition to the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, Pinter has been awarded the Shakespeare Prize (Hamburg), the European Prize for Literature (Vienna), the
Pirandello Prize (Palermo), the David Cohen British Literature Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award and the Moliere D'Honneur for lifetime achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. He has received honorary degrees from fourteen universities, and most recently recent the Nobel Prize for Literature 2005.
Director JOHN PLESHETTE returns happily to Pinter and the Lost Studio after his 2006 and 2007 critically-acclaimed productions of No Manís Land and Moonlight. In 2002, he staged Pinterís The Caretaker and won the L.A. Weekly Award for Best Revival. For No Manís Land, was nominated for Best Director.
Old Times continues @ The Lost Studio thru April 13, 2008