Full Length Play, Drama / 5m, 1f
Based on the article George Packer wrote for The New Yorker, Betrayed follows two Iraqui translators as they discuss their lives being stuck between a country that feels they've betrayed them and another that doesn't care.
"...the clarity of the writing, the urgency of the story being told ... give the play a sharp dramatic impact and a plain-spoken beauty. Painful human experience is presented here as just that. Nothing else is necessary to awaken sympathy, despair and awareness of a grave moral failure on the part of the American government." - TheNew York Times, Read More
"...Betrayed takes a story you think you already know and, by embodying it in flesh and blood, makes it memorably immediate." San Francisco Chronicle, Read More
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Wartime Baghdad
CURSING MAN / OLD MAN / DISHDASHA MAN / EGGPLANT FACE / AMBASSADOR
SOLDIER / REGIONAL SECURITY OFFICER
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Multicultural casting
Betrayed premiered at the Culture Project in New YorkCity in February of 2008 under the direction of Pippin Parker.
To read the original article George Packer published for The New Yorker, click here.