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Full Cast Set for LA Theatre Works’ Betrayed Recording

Andrea Gabriel, Kevin Daniels, John Getz, and Sam Kanater will join previously announced original New York cast members Jeremy Beck, Sevan Greene, and Waleed F. Zuaiter in LA Theatre Works’ West Coast premiere of George Packer’s Betrayed, February 18-22. Presented at the Skirball Cultural Center, these five performances will be recorded to air on LATW’s nationally syndicated public radio theater series, The Play’s The Thing. Original director Pippin Parker will take the helm again for this production.

In early 2007, Packer published an article in The New Yorker about Iraqi interpreters who jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq, yet were provided with little or no U.S. protection or security. Based on his interviews in Baghdad, Betrayed tells the story of three young Iraqis, two men and one woman, who were motivated to risk everything.

Betrayed originally opened at New York’s Culture Project on February 6, 2008, garnering the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding New Play and a nomination for the John Gassner Award by the Outer Critics Circle. The Play’s The Thing airs weekly on 89.3 FM KPCC Southern California Public Radio as well as on many other public radio stations nationwide.

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