Background from the currently still-accessible entry of 14 Jan. 2010:
. . . .The updated Shadow and Light Theatre site contains production reviews and events schedules; the ACT site features the current "Pinter Fortnightly" schedule of readings as well as the Shadow and Light Theatre upcoming scheduled productions.
Victor Pappas, the former associate artistic director of Intiman Theatre, and two distinguished Seattle-based actors, Suzanne Bouchard and Frank Corrado, have joined forces to form an independent company primarily devoted to the works of the late Nobel Laureate playwright Harold Pinter. A Contemporary Theatre has a forty year-long history of producing Pinter’s uniquely fascinating works, and lent generous support to the Pinter Fortnightly series of readings initiated by Mr. Corrado earlier this year, a series that uncovered an engaged and devoted audience eager for more.
For their first venture, the company, called Shadow and Light Theatre, will present A Kind of Alaska and Ashes to Ashes. . . . . Ashes to Ashes was one of Pinter’s last plays; it is widely regarded as a masterpiece, though it has never been professionally staged in Seattle.
Shadow and Light is proud to present these extraordinary plays in grateful collaboration with A Contemporary Theatre through its Central Heating Lab program. [Performed 22 Jan. - 7 Feb. 2010; preview on 21 Jan. 2010.]
Hope Seattle theatergoers realize how lucky they are to have these opportunities to experience Pinter's work in these readings and stage productions. Would be very pleased to hear from some of them here too.
( Hat tip to Basil Chiasson for one of the Pinter Fortnightly links posted above and the suggestion to post information about it here; I've added the info. about the Shadow and Light Theatre, which I've listed in the "Harold Pinter Bibliography" currently in press. Thanks again also to Frank Corrado, for supplying additional information via e-mail and copies of programs of the inaugural "Two by Pinter" via snail mail. )