T.S.Eliot noted in his Four Quartets:
The end precedes the beginning,
And the end and the beginning were always there
Before the beginning and after the end. ("Burnt Norton")
And he concluded, "In my beginning is my end." ("East Coker")
Harold Pinter's aptly titled Betrayal (1978) moves backwards in time, from the end to the beginning, in portraying a marriage, a friendship and an adulterous love affair. Mr. Pinter's dramas have a way of invading and taking up residence in your mind, and Betrayal is one of this British playwright's best, most accessible and most powerfully upsetting works.
The Open Air Theatre Association has taken an innovative approach to the last two shows of the summer. Rather than closing the season with standby productions of popular musicals, the Theatre Association has taken a chance on lesser known shows. One of these, Weber Theatre Company's production of My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, opened this weekend to the same rain curse which has plagued other performances this summer, but with an imaginative and creative way of using the Open Air space.