Inclusive Dates: 2003 - 2004
Production Files documenting the 2003 production of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker at the American Airlines Theatre. Directed by David Jones, with set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Scott Lehrer. Major support for the production was provided by JPMorgan Chase and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
The production starred Patrick Stewart as Davies, Kyle McLachlan as Aston and Aidan Gillen as Mick. Karl Kenzler and Julian Gamble acted as understudies.
2004 Awards and Nominations:
Tony Award, Best Featured Actor in a Play, Aidan Gillen (nominee)
Drama Desk, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Aidan Gillen (nominee)
The Caretaker was Pinter's sixth major work, and it was the piece that launched the playwright into commercial success. Set in an apartment the play tells the story of three characters, two roommate/brothers and a tramp who comes to stay with them, who become entangled in a psychological web of power, allegiance, innocence, and corruption.
The show premiered in London's West End in April 1960, and has become one of Pinter's most frequently performed plays. This was Roundabout's third production of The Caretaker.
Production Files are contained in one deep Hollinger box consisting of 18 folders, a Playbill signed by the cast, some Marketing flyers and the cast/family photo.
Digital holdings on the Archive 1 server include the following folders:
Education (Upstage study guide)
Media (Mp3 files of interviews plus mp4 video file)
Playbill (19 jpeg scans)
Press (Archive-scanned selects)
Production Design (Scanned lighting plots, scenic rendering and ticket)
Production Photographs (Captioned selects and general images)
Show Art (Poster illustration and photographs of the actors)
There is a related collection of marketing materials on the Marketing shelves. Contracts, royalties, and other confidential documents are stored in the Contracts cabinets and access is restricted. A hard copy of the show poster is on the Poster shelves.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to approved researchers by appointment only.
See folder details for specific restrictions.
Preferred Citation: The Caretaker 2003, Roundabout Theatre Company Archive
Library of Congress Subject Heading Roundabout Theatre CompanyHaimes, ToddBeatty, John Lee, 1948-Greenwood, JaneStewart, Patrick, 1940-MacLachlan, Kyle, 1960-Gillen, Aidan, 1968-Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008. CaretakerKaczorowski, PeterLehrer, ScottJones, David, 1934-2008