Full casting has been announced for The Culture Project’s world premiere of George Packer’s Betrayed, which will begin performances on January 25. The production, which will open officially on February 5, will be directed by Pippin Parker.
The cast will feature Jeremy Beck, Aadya Bedi, Mike Doyle, Ramsey Farragallah, Sevan Green, and Waleed F. Zuaiter.
The play is based on Packer’s interviews in Iraq and other countries, and tells the story of three young Iraqis who are motivated by hope to go work for the Americans, until they begin to wonder who, if anyone, can be trusted. Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, The Village of Waiting Blood of the Liberals, The Half Man, and Central Square (1998).
Parker is a founding member and former Artistic Director of Naked Angels theater company. He previously worked with Culture Project as co-Artistic Director of The Democracy Project. As a playwright, his works include Anesthesia and Assisted Living.