PushPush Arts Mounts Harold Pinter’s Classic Tale, The Dumb Waiter
In an effort to safely reopen, PushPush Arts along with several other Atlanta artists and groups, is collaborating to present both original work and influential classics this spring.
First in a series that will include Chi Ife’s original musical, A Song for Adaeze, and Shelby Hofer’s original comedy, High Risk, Baby! will be Harold Pinter’s timely short play, The Dumb Waiter.
Harold Pinter (1930 – 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning poet and writer renowned for stage and screen, and a social activist that tirelessly worked for human rights. His works are still performed by some of the world’s greatest actors and directors and he continues to inspire new writers around the globe.
“Dan Reichard brought this project to PushPush Arts last winter just after the January 6th Insurrection on the capital.”, says Eric Bombe-Ire, PushPush Arts’ Festival Coordinator. “I’ve always loved the play but hadn’t read it in years.” said Tim Habeger, Co-Founder of PushPush Arts. “Somehow this theater of the absurd fits like a glove for the times we’re living through.”
In this dark comedy, Gus and Ben wait for the day’s assignment in a run down basement in 1950’s Birmingham, UK. Ben passes the time by reading the day’s news to his protege, Gus. Increasingly, the news becomes harder to trust and eventually everything else in the room begins to take on a rather absurd twist. Ben was born to follow instructions and trust his superiors but with every question Gus asks, Ben’s comfy white-man world becomes stranger and stranger, until everything implodes. Are they being played or is their world view simply not adding up anymore?
Featuring Dan Reichard as Ben and Tim Habeger as Gus, the one-hour production is directed by John Ammerman and features an original score by Jeffrey Butzer.
April 23 – May 16th
Fridays & Saturdays 8-9PM, Sundays 7-9PM
Pay-what-you-can $10 – $25
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Socially distant seating inside our new venue at PushPush Arts in Downtown College Park.
PushPush Arts – Theater Annex
3726 E Main Street, College Park, GA 30337