Based on the journalist-playwright George Packer’s original article in The New Yorker, Betrayed is the story of three young Iraqi translators who risk everything for America’s promise of freedom while their country collapses around them. “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.” — The New York Post
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Jeremy Beck as Soldier/RSO
Kevin Daniels as Bill Prescott
Andrea Gabriel as Intisar
John Getz as Ambassador
Sevan Greene as Laith
Sam Kanater as Cursing Man/Others
Waleed F. Zuaiter as Adnan
Original music by Rahim Al Haj.
Includes an interview with playwright and New Yorker contributor George Packer.
Directed by Pippin Parker. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in February of 2009.