Drama - Original

Trafalgar Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 22, 1979
  • Opening Date: January 5, 1980
  • Closing Date: May 31, 1980
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 170

Playwright: Harold Pinter


An extramarital affair between Emma and Jerry, who is the best friend of Emma's husband Robert, is examined in backwards chronology.


Opening Night Cast

Blythe Danner in Betrayal Blythe Danner Emma
Raul Julia Jerry
Roy Scheider in Betrayal Roy Scheider Robert
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Opening Night Production Credits

Harold Pinter Harold Pinter Writer
  Peter Hall Director
  John Bury Scenic Design
  John Bury Costume Design
  John Bury Lighting Design
  David Murdock Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1979 - 1980

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding Actress in a Play Blythe Danner Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Best Foreign Play Harold Pinter Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Actress in a Play Blythe Danner Nominee
1980 Direction of a Play Peter Hall Nominee
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