VP 2017 Betrayal


Betrayal will run November 10 – 18, 2017
Standard tickets are $18, or $16 for Seniors (60+) and students with valid ID.
Performances are at 8pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights; and at 2pm on the first Sunday.
Performance dates and times are also listed on our calendar.

The play begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose adulterous affair of seven years ended two years earlier. Emma’s marriage to Robert, Jerry’s best friend, is now breaking up, and she needs someone to talk to. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair all along and, to Jerry’s dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance.

  • by Harold Pinter
  • Directed by: Barbara Barkan
  • Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc

The Cast

John DuVall
Kate Abu-Absi
Larry Farley
A Waiter
Scott Dibling

The Crew

Barbara Barkan
Patrick Drummond
Stage Manager:
Debbie Marinik
Kate Argow
Lighting Designer:
David Nelms
Lighting Crew:
Evan James Copeland
Sound Designer:
Laura Crawford
Sound Crew:
Jessica Homer
Costumer Designer:
Prop Designer:
Brad Riker
Set Designer:
Thea Grabiec
Stage Crew:
Scott Dibling, Kate Juhasz, & Jeff Witt
Set Builders:
Thea Grabiec & Kelly Swope
Assisted by:
Barbara Barkin, Patrick Drummond, Michelle Klingberg, Tonya Newhouse, Jason Neymeiyer, & Madison Welling
Set Painters:
Patrick Drummond, Thea Grabiec, Jason Neymeiyer, & Kelly Swope
Scenic Art:
Thea Grabiec
Set Dresser:
Brad Riker
House Manager:
Board Members
Box Office Manager:
Jason Neymeiyer
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
Les & Melissa Beland, Gary Blanchard, Sandy Blanchard, Bonnie Brandburg, Judy Breese, Rick Bush, Aimee Reid, Helene Kilcorse, Marilyn Kline, Gary & Marsha Kudlinski, Darlene & Sam Partin, Dean Redfield, Jon & Tamera Riggs, Lorenzo Salazar, Cheryl Shinover, Paul Soska, & Diana West
Laura Hansen
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Chris Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Chris Jagodzinski
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign:
Jason Neymeiyer


The Biographies

Barbara Barkan (Director) In the last two months or so Barbara has appeared on The Village stage as Ida in The Cemetery Club, performed a one woman show in The Testament of Mary for Actors Collaborative Toledo, directed Grounded a one woman show and was cast in the upcoming Toledo Rep January show Ripcord. She has directed for the last six Village seasons and looks forward to the challenges and joys of seasons to come. Many thanks and much love says Barbara to Thea Grabiec, set designer and builder of the Betrayal set. And … a remarkable, talented daughter.

Debbie Marinik (Stage Manager) is very happy to be part of the team bringing you this wonderful production of Betrayal. A Village Players veteran and board member, Debbie has worked on and backstage, as well as in the tech booth and less frequently, the lobby. Debbie has been stage managing many productions around town and next will be working on Silent Sky which will be at the Valentine in January.

Larry Farley (Robert) is happy to be back on The Village stage this season. Last seen as Inspector Rough in Angel Street last January, he has since been busy traveling the world in retirement with his lovely wife, Becky. (well they went to FRANKENMUTH) Anyway, between helping out with his grandchildren, racing horses and endlessly mowing grass he has had a busy year to this point and looks forward to sharing the stage with his talented castmates and giving the wonderful Village patrons the best show possible.

Kate Abu-Absi (Emma) is thrilled to be back at The Village Players and especially to be working again with director Barbara Barkin. Her favorite roles include Amanda in Glass Menagerie and Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (I’ve got a thing for Tennessee Williams). She has the privilege of working with students at the University of Toledo as the Outreach & Retention Specialist for the College of Arts & Letters, but her most important and happiest role is mom to her children Isabel & Tom.

John DuVall (Jerry) is thrilled to be back on The Village boards. He was last seen at The Village as Victor in Empty Plate at the Cafe du Grand Beouf. “Pinter’s Family Voices was the rst play I did in college, and I was immediately struck with the complexity of the role — Pinter loves to challenge his actors. His pauses are lled with silent words. In this difficult play, it is reassuring to know I am being directed by Barbara, whom I trust with my life, and two actors I also trust implicitly.” A founding member of Actors Collaborative Toledo, a docent at the Toledo Museum of Art, the Annual Giving Manager at Toledo School for the arts, and pursuing his Masters Degree at University of Toledo, John spends his free time realizing he has no free time.

Scott Dibling (A Waiter) is pleased to be in another production in community theater and thanks Barbara for her trust in him. His last show ever was Mornings at Seven in 2006, director Barbara Barkan was also in the cast. Other productions include Pass the Butler, West Side Story, Harvey, Light Up the Sky, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Christmas Carol (eleven times), The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, and Lettice and Lovage. An RN by trade, when not onstage Scott enjoys spending time with family. Gives love and thanks to the pack at home; Je rey, Harvey, Dobby and Chloe.