by Silent House Theatre (SH.)

Mar. 02

The plot of Harold Pinter's Betrayal integrates different permutations of betrayal relating to a seven-year affair involving a married couple, Emma and Robert, and Robert's "close friend" Jerry, who is also married, to a woman named Judith. 

Pinter's particular usage of reverse chronology in structuring the plot was innovative: the first two scenes take place after an affair has ended, in 1977; the final scene ends when the affair begins, in 1968; and, in between 1977 and 1968, scenes in two pivotal years (1977 and 1973) move forward chronologically. As Roger Ebert observes, in his review of the 1983 film, based on Pinter's own screenplay, "The Betrayal structure strips away all artifice. In this view, the play shows, heartlessly, that the very capacity for love itself is sometimes based on betraying not only other loved ones, but even ourselves." 

Auditions for Silent House's Betrayal will be on March 2nd, 2024 at the Jubilee Theatre from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Please come prepared with a 60 - 90 second monologue of your choosing. There will be cold reads at auditions.


  • Emma
  • Jerry
  • Robert
  • Waiter

In 1977 Emma is 38, and Jerry and Robert are 40. 

Fill out the online audition form HERE.

Betrayal Performance Dates:

Friday, April 19th, 2024 at 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, April 20th at 7:30 P.M.

Sunday, April 21st at 2:30 P.M.

If you cannot make the March 2nd auditions we will accept video or early auditions!
Please email the director, Piper, at with any questions or concerns.