The Caretaker is a play about three generations and their perplexing relationships by Harold Pinter.
“It is a triangle plot: an old tramp falls in with two incalculable young men, brothers, fancies himself siding with one against the other, overreaches himself. Harold Pinter has devised a dazzling series of comic and sinister variations. The brothers live in a state of disconnection from the outside world and from one another. The tramp, homeless Davie, is himself a disconnected figure. He has fantasies of belonging to everyday life, getting a pair of shoes from somewhere, getting a job, and re-establishing his identity by recovering papers.
“The triangle, then is a triangle of solitaires. But they are solitaries in a claustrophobic setting: an attic room crammed with useless junk where one brother sleeps and offers the tramp a draughty bed. Though there is no human relation between the three, they are forced into a constricted spatial relationship. The climax of the story comes because the tramp, partly by accident and partly out of a kind of savagery, fails to keep his distance. It is when nerves are exposed that taunts can’t be tolerated.”
Auditions will be held by appointment only. The Caretaker will be staged in September.
- Mick, a man in his late twenties
- Aston, a man in his early thirties
- Davies, an old man
Send inquiries, dramatic resumés and current headshots to Irina Sundukova at
email@example.com or visit the White Orchard Theater website for more information about the company.