AN EVENING OF BETRAYAL
Directed by Elizabeth Swain
June 1st-24th - 2018
Written by Harold Pinter
Written by William Shakespeare
Abridged version by Liza Seneca
"An Evening of Betrayal" was our inaugural show which celebrated two masters of language, Harold Pinter and William Shakespeare, as they investigated the same subject: Betrayal. The evening featured Pinter's "Betrayal" in its entirety, and an adaptation of "Othello", told backwards to mirror the structure of "Betrayal".
WINNER OF 6 STAGE SCENE LA AWARDS!
"A masterful idea! This is a brilliant production!"
Noho Arts District
"It shows what can be possible when smart artists exercise creative license in their craft. More please!"
"A concept as inspired as its execution is accomplished... An evening of theatre not to be missed!"
Stage Scene LA
"What was done with Othello was brilliant. I highly recommend this production!"
"Overall, An Evening of Betrayal is a ‘temptation’ meant to be indulged. Recommended!"
Gia on The Move
"The 6th Act's 'Evening of Betrayal' holds moments of humor and clarity in a personal way that can only be experienced on a stage with the living theatre unfolding before us.”
On Stage Los Angeles
"The actors were absolutely breathtaking."
"The actors in this production are some of the finest you will find in Los Angeles and elsewhere. A stellar cast of four fill these stories with power and precision."
Gia on The Move
Regional: Will in Shakespeare In Love (U.S. premiere) and Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We, The Invisibles at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville. Writer & Co-creator of the one-man show, Origin Story (winner New York Innovative Theatre Award, Best Solo Performance). Sense & Sensibility at Dallas Theatre Center. The Slam Jam at the Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theatre. Off-Broadway: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA: the Negro Book of the Dead at Signature Theatre Company. Liz Swados' Violence Project at LaMaMa ETC. Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles? at The Public. October in the Chair & Other Fragile Things at the American Theatre of Actors. International: Hamlet at the Bridge Lane Theater, London. October in the Chair & Other Fragile Things at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. Film:The Normal Heart, The Lennon Report, What’s Up, Lovely?, Bad Luck Dandelion. Television: Person of Interest, Law&Order:SVU, One Life to Live,The Outs, Guiding Light. Additional Credits: Audiobooks: Underground Airlines, the Mortifications, Snapshot, The Wild Ones. Featured Narrator for The New Yorker on the AUDM app (subscription service for narrated long-form journalism) BFA Marymount Manhattan College, MFA Yale School of Drama. Founding member, Old Sound Room performance ensemble www.oldsoundroom.com www.williamdemeritt.com. @demeritt
Luke McClure (Waiter in Betrayal/Cassio & Emilia in Othello) U.K. credits include Grey Days, by Colin Goodwin (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Dinner on the Fourteenth Floor, by Evan Placey (Hampstead Theatre, London). L.A. credits include Yellow, by Del Shores, The Boomerang Effect by Matt Leavitt, Enron, by Lucy Prebble (West coast premiere), Henry IV, Part 1 (Little Fish Theatre), Pericles (Porters of Hellsgate). Film/TV credits include : Nip/Tuck, Castle, All Together Now, Southern Baptist Sissies, Sleep With Me, This is My Year and more. Luke received his BA in Drama and Film from the University of Kent and his MA at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He is the co-founder of Obviam Entertainment and has written and produced several short films. For more info visit www.lukemcclure.com, www.obviamentertainment.com. Twitter :@LukeMcClure06.
Liza Seneca (Co-Artistic Director, The Sixth Act, Adaptor, Othello, Emma in Betrayal/Desdemona & Bianca in Othello) Select theater credits: Ameryka (Center Theatre Group/Critical Mass), Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Cloud 9 (LADCC Award, Best Ensemble) at Antaeus, Macbeth (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Pulp Shakespeare (NYC and LA Premieres), Collected Stories (The Group Rep), The Boomerang Effect (Odyssey), A Shayna Maidel (ICT), Much Ado About Nothing (Kentucky Shakespeare). TV: Recurring roles on The Following and Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures, Grey’s Anatomy, Lie to Me, Monk, Big Love, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Alias. Film: Night Eyes, Zwartboek (Black Book), The Drama Club, among others. Voice work includes films such as Finding Dory and Lego Batman. Co-founder/producer of the Bard tribute series This Week in Shakespeare -www.youtube.com/weeklyshakes
ADAM J. SMITH
Theater Credits: 12 Angry Men, Intimate Apparel, Matter of Honor (Pasadena Playhouse); As You Like It, Cloud 9, Henry IV Part 1, Curse of Oedipus (Antaeus); The Heir Apparent, Private Lives, How the Other Half Loves (International City Theatre); Three Sisters, Family Planning (Chalk Rep); Beauty (La Jolla Playhouse); Mozart & Strauss (w/LA Philharmonic, Disney Concert Hall); In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (Chautauqua Theater Company, NY); numerous Off- and Off-Off-B’way. Film/TV: Taken 3, Zombie Strippers, Deceit, “The Good Doctor,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Scandal”, “Castle”, “90210”, “Medium”, “Without a Trace”, “Numb3rs”, “Victorious”, “Chemistry”, “As The World Turns”, among others. Winner 2006 Emmy Award: “When Things Get Small.” Voiceover: Discovery Channel, “Grand Theft Auto V,” “Final Fantasy XIII,” SFMOMA Audio Tour, more. Faculty member at CalArts School of Theater. MFA: UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse, BA: Duke (magna cum laude).
Elizabeth Swain is an English born actor, director and teacher who has recently moved to Los Angeles where she is a member of the Antaeus Company. She made her Broadway debut in Charley’s Aunt, opposite Louis Nye and Maureen O’Sullivan. Other Broadway credits include Crown Matrimonial with Eileen Herlie and George Grizzard, Sherlock Holmes with Robert Stephens and a featured role in the NYC Opera’s production of The Crucible, directed by Frank Corsaro. Other acting work includes regional theatres, national tours and plays off and off off Broadway. In Los Angeles she has played the Third Witch in Antaeus’ Macbeth, Pope Joan in Antaeus’ Top Girls, The Ghost in the LA Women’s Shakespeare Co’s Hamlet, Chorus in Oedipus the Man at the Getty Villa, later retitled The Curse of Oedipus at Antaeus, and has appeared in several Antaeus Classicfest readings. On Television she was on One Life to Live, As the World Turns and played Emily for five years on The Guiding Light. She has an active voice over career, including recorded books.
Recent directing credits include Marston’s The Malcontent for Antaeus, Master Harold and the Boys for Cape May Stage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for CSULB and The Love of the Nightingale and a Shakespeare evening for AMDA, LA. For Antaeus Classicsfest she has directed Medea, KIng John, The Lucky Chance and The Master Builder amongst others. Other favorite productions include plays by Aphra Behn and Timberlake Wertenbaker, The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, Stoppard’s Arcadia and Pam Gems’ Camille.
Elizabeth has led text discussions at Antaeus on Richard II, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale and King John, and was awarded an NEH fellowship to study Shakespeare’s staging at the Blackfriars in Virginia and Shakespeare’s Globe in London. She has taught for the Teachers’ Workshops at the Huntington Library, at A Noise Within and is a regular faculty member with the Antaeus Academy. In NY she taught at the Michael Howard and T Schreiber studios and at NYU, CCNY, Hunter College, Barnard College and is currently Professor Emeritus at Marymount Manhattan College where she taught until her relocation to Los Angeles.