GableStage at the Biltmore

Betrayed by George Packer. From Aug 16th through Sep 14th, 2008.GableStage. Miami TheatersGableStage at the Biltmore presents the Southeastern Premiere of Betrayed by George Packer, opening August 16th and running through September 14th, 2008. Performances will take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. The play will be directed by GableStage’s Producing Artistic Director, Joseph Adler. The invited cast includes Antonio Amadeo, Todd Allen Durkin, Ceci Fernandez, John Manzelli, Bill Schwartz and Ricky Waugh.

In early 2007, George Packer published an article in The New Yorker about Iraqi interpreters who jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq, with little or no U.S. protection or security. The article drew national attention to the humanitarian crisis and moral scandal.

Betrayed, based on Mr. Packer's interviews in Baghdad, tells the story of three young Iraqis – two men and one woman – motivated to risk everything by America's promise of freedom. The play explores the complex relationships among the Iraqis themselves, and with their American supervisor, as they struggle to find purpose while a country collapses around them.

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