The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember or you pretend to remember. Harold Pinter
Notes from Director Michael Rodgers:
Simple story where nothing really happens. But this is Harold Pinter, master of the unsaid, the silence, the pause. The ambivalence of every possible interpretation of definition, the potential for violence, the threat of intruders, the art of war through language, the never-ending need to have power over someone else, the preoccupation with past events: all is majestically encased in a strange and distorted civility that leaves us asking questions without the possibility of ever finding answers.
The questions were the thing that interested me the most. From the onset of the play ( and all his other works) we are presented with situations that demand us to participate. Pinter does not leave us out of the play for a second but badgers us to ask things through the characters that reflect unanswered questions in our own lives.
Of course as a director, at some point, has to make choices, which is a particularly daunting task, knowing that somewhere within the multitude of ambiguities, there is something that Mr. Pinter wanted to achieve. That has been and will continue to be my pursuit during this process.
Old Times, is a Teatro Primo Studio production.