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Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County are proud to present the Miami premiere of Harold Pinter’s BETRAYAL, a shattering dissection of marriage and infidelity inspired by the author’s real-life, clandestine extramarital affair in the 1960s.  

Originally premiered at London’s National Theatre in 1978, BETRAYAL was immediately hailed as one of Pinter’s masterworks, winning the 1979 Olivier Award for Best New Play and becoming an instant classic. BETRAYAL has been produced in seven different countries, two Broadway revivals and one motion picture.

Directed by Stuart Meltzer, Zoetic Stage’s Carbonell Award-winning and Silver Palm Award-winning artistic director, BETRAYAL is an intimate and provocative play that explores the tangled lives of Emma (Carbonell Award Winner Amy McKenna), Jerry (Carbonell Award Winner Nicholas Richberg), and Robert (Carbonell Award Winner Chaz Mena), as Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate seven-year love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other, and even themselves. Revealed in reverse chronology, this gut-wrenching story of a twisted love-triangle methodically unfolds before the audience’s eyes, exposing hypocrisy and self-deception.

“Zoetic Stage is thrilled to be closing our highly successful 2014-2015 season with Harold Pinter’s masterpiece, BETRAYAL,” said Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer. “Having dedicated a large part of my professional studies to the ground-breaking work of Mr. Pinter, I have long dreamed of presenting his canon in a fresh way to Miami audiences. It is a gift to be able to do so with a top-notch creative team and three of the finest actors in our region. We are also on the brink of announcing our extremely exciting 2015-2016 Fifth Anniversary Season, and look forward to another year of collaboration and mutual successes with our friends and partners at the Adrienne Arsht Center.”

“The Arsht Center closes its 2014-2015 Theater Up Close season on a high note as we celebrate our recent six Carbonell Awards along with our longtime arts partners at the University of Miami and Zoetic Stage,” said John Richard, president and CEO of the Arsht Center. “We look forward to Zoetic Stage’s production of BETRAYAL featuring an award-winning, star-studded cast including some of South Florida’s finest talent. Next season, the Theater Up Close series will keep its momentum with the premiere of The Hammer Trinity, a special three-piece commission from The House Theatre of Chicago, as part of our 10@10 series celebrating the Center’s 10th anniversary.”

The Arsht Center’s 2014-2015 Theater Up Close Series is generously supported by Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen, as well as Alan and Diane Lieberman and the Hotel Croydon Miami Beach. Since its inception in 2011, the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series has become a showcase for award-winning, nationally recognized performances. Productions in the series have earned 13 Carbonell Awards and 41 nominations in four seasons.

Zoetic Stage was founded in 2010 and has since developed into one of the region’s preeminent young theater companies. In just four complete seasons, Zoetic Stage has earned 37 Carbonell Award Nominations and 10 Carbonell Awards, including the 2014 Carbonell Award for Best Production of a Musical for last season’s smash hit, Assassins. With a mission to create fresh, bold interpretations of contemporary plays and musicals, Zoetic Stage is dedicated to enhancing South Florida’s national artistic profile by producing regional premieres and developing new works to become part of the American stage repertoire.

Playing May 14-31, 2015 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), BETRAYAL closes Zoetic Stage’s 2014-2015 season and the Arsht Center’s highly acclaimed Theater Up Close Series which features artistic collaborations from stellar local theater ensembles and nationally acclaimed theater companies.  Tickets to BETRAYAL are $45* and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722 or online at