Being Harold Pinter incorporates transcripts from Belarusian political prisoners with excerpts from Nobel-Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter's lifetime of writings. Belarus Free Theatre creates visually striking images with simple means, and underscores the fierceness of Pinter's words with the intense physicality of the actors. Being Harold Pinter blurs the boundaries between art and reality, delivering a
poignant contemporary commentary on violence, oppression, freedom and human dignity.
The Chicago run will open at The Goodman Theatre, January 27-29. The show will then play the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University's Mussetter-Struble Theater, February 4-13. The last leg of the Chicago run will be at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, February 18-20.