The Caretaker

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

It's funny - til it's not. First staged in London, 1960, Pinter’s first success still has the power to surprise, entertain and unsettle audiences. Soon after a pair of working-class brothers allow a boastful vagabond to temporarily stay in their decrepit London house, they’ve each separately offered the man a job as caretaker. Trapped in their own individual worlds of dreams and delusions – they’re soon at odds as kindness and loyalties give way to cruelties unleashed and lies exposed in this bitingly funny psychological exploration of life's menace and absurdity.

“…powerful drama with a climax that tears at the heart.” —The New York Times

Production Information

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Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


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