Pinter's The Birthday Party, now menace-free | Theater Review | Chicago Reader

Pinter's The Birthday Party, now
menace-free 

Austin Pendleton directs John Mahoney and Moira Harris in the Steppenwolf Theatre production of Harold Pinter’s early play.

Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party starts with a crisp old English gent taking a seat at the dining room table in his house by the sea. He's been perusing the morning paper for a minute or two when a voice from offstage…

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