March 25 - 29, 2009
Reviewed by Mark Bretz
The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is an exacting program that pulls the best and brightest shooting stars into its orb, working painstakingly and exhaustively to mold them into future fixtures in the theatrical firmament. Included in this program are the Capstone projects for senior directing students. For her assignment, Karyn Joy DeYoung chose the one-act drama, Betrayal
, written by the late Harold Pinter, one of the 20th century's most brilliant and successful Western playwrights but also one of its most difficult. While Pinter's work is rich with layers of interpretation between characters, it can be exasperating and a bit of an acquired taste, and thus perhaps not the easiest of selections for a student to undertake.