Pinter's Breifs

Pinter's Breifs

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Comic Classics by Harold Pinter

Blackbird Theatre launches its 2008-2009 season withPinter’s Briefs, a collection of quirky, superbly entertaining short plays by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, directed by John Wright and starring Simon Webb andAnthony F. Ingram. These rarely-performed comic gems – six short pieces and the iconic one-act play The Dumb Waiter – have been collected from the master’s oeuvre and polished to perfection by Vancouver’s award-winning Blackbird Theatre. Pinter’s Briefs will be presented in intimate venues over the next several months.

Blackbird's 2006 production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party was enthusiastically received by critics and audiences, garnering multiple Jessie Award nominations (including one for Anthony F. Ingram’s performance as Stanley). With Pinter’s Briefs, the company mines a lighter vein: existential comedy, funny and touching, that nonetheless contains a lurking undercurrent of suspense…a frisson of fear that will keep audiences riveted to their seats.

Pinter’s Briefs will feature set and costume design byMarti Wright, lighting design by Mélissa C. Powelland sound design by Alexander Brendan Ferguson, with production management and technical direction byJayson Maclean and stage management by Noa Anatot.

Note: Pinter’s Briefs will also be mounted at the VanCity Culture Lab at the Cultch from December 3 to 6 (preview Dec. 2). Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster; please check this site for details.

Media contact: Melanie Thompson, 604-224-6201 or



Adults $27

Seniors $20

Students & Groups of 10+ $10

Matinées $20

Alliance $10

(incl taxes & service charges)

All Previews Pay-What-You-Can

SEPT. 9-27

(preview Sept. 6 & 7)

at Presentation House

333 Chesterfield Avenue

Tues-Sat 8PM | Sat & Sun 2PM

(no matinée on Sat Sept. 6)

 or call 604 990 3474

or visit the theatre's box office, 9AM-5PM, 7PM-10PM


OCT. 8 - 16

(preview Oct. 7)

at Studio 16

1555 West 7th Avenue

Tues-Sat 8PM | Sat & Sun 2PM


or call 604 684 2787