Don't miss the Stone Town and iDiOM Theater co-production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Shows are Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm; tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the door.
Contact iDiOM Theater at idiomtheater.com for presales. The iDiOM is located at 1418 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham WA 98225.
An early work by the influential British playwright, The Birthday Party showcases Pinter’s characteristic absurdist dialogue, exploring themes of identity, societal conformity, the unreliability of language and memory, and the individual search for security in a world filled with unease, fear, and lack of understanding between people.
In a rundown seaside boarding house, ex-piano player Stanley Webber is living quietly off the map. One day, two sinister gentlemen arrive and take a room. A seemingly innocent birthday party in Stanley’s honor heads off the rails and into uncharted, nightmarish territory.
Meg - Beth Wallace
Petey - Earl Reid
Stanley - Bennett Williamson
Lulu - Stephanie Williamson
Goldberg - Lucas Naylor
McCann - Riley Penaluna