Geoffrey Nelson is appearing as “Harry” in Harold Pinter’s The Collection at the Short North Stage this month. Like many of Pinter’s early plays, this “Comedy of Menace” mixtures dark humor with an undercurrent of violence, threats and seduction.
A co-production of SNS and Wild Women Writing, the play is directed by Katherine Burkman and forms the first act of a bill of short plays by Pinter and Beckett. The other plays include “Victoria Station” and “Night” by Pinter and “Rockabye” by Beckett.
Nelson, an Equity actor, is no stranger to Pinter, having performed in The Birthday Party, No Man’s Land and The Dumb Waiter (four times). He has also directed productions of Old Times, The Homecoming, The Revue Sketches and The Birthday Party.
Last season, Geoff directed Short North Stage’s production of Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister.