The Dumb Waiter

The Dumb Waiter


Two hit-men. A basement. An assignment. A tragicomic steampunk mystery.

With: Louis Ozawa Changchien*, Stephen Park*

Directed by Andy Pang


October 6, 2011 – November 6, 2011
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Wednesday 10/26 and 11/2 at 8:00pm

Duo Theatre
62 East Fourth Street – btw 2nd/3rd Avenues
(4, 6 train to Bleeker St; F train to 2nd Ave)

Tickets: $25
Previews October 6 – 10: $20
(212) 868-4444

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Production Staff

Joseph M. Gourley: Set Designer
Adam Cochran: Sound Designer
Stephen Petrilli: Lighting Designer
Michael G. Chin: Fight Choreography
Charley Layton: Dialect Coach
Olivera Gajic: Costume Designer
Kate Katigbak: Postcard Design
Belén Ferrer: Assistant Stage Manager
Ed Herman: Stage Manager


Pinter’s subtlety isn’t easy to perform. Direct the work too reverently and you’ll end up with a boring, turgid mess; play it too lightly and the result is a strangely paced farce. I’m happy to report that in the National Asian American Theatre Company’s production of Pinter’s one act masterpiece The Dumb Waiter, director Andrew Pang makes neither mistake. The resulting production is an excellent one indeed.

(Gregory Wilson: Curtain Up)

Fantastical, funny and slightly disturbing, NAATCO’s The Dumb Waiter is a good aperitif to an evening out, at least something to whet your appetite for more productions by NAATCO.

(Elise McMullen: Show Business Weekly)

The NAATCO production is a great success. I’ve rarely heard this much laughter in a Pinter production, and it admirably was not forced but instead was mined from the text. There is certainly something exciting about seeing this work realized with gusto, and what’s more, it’s part of an enjoyable evening.

(Stephen Cedars:


The Dumb Waiter
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

The Dumb Waiter
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

The Dumb Waiter
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

The Dumb Waiter
(Photographer: William P. Steele)

The Dumb Waiter
(Photographer: William P. Steele)


A short Pinter piece will precede each performance, performed by special guest stars. The “curtain raisers” will include some of Pinter’s best short works, among them:

Trouble in the Works, The Black and White, Request Stop, Last to Go, Special Offer,
Night, That’s Your Trouble, That’s All,
and Dialogue for Three

Performed by Cindy Cheung, Jackie Chung, Joel de la Fuente, Andrew Eisenman, Jennifer Ikeda, Peter Kim, Sue Jean Kim, Ken Leung, Orville Mendoza, Alfredo Narciso, Nicky Paraiso, Kelly Coffield Park, Debargo Sanyal, Jon Norman Schneider, Ching Valdes-Aran, Tiffany Villarin, and James Yaegashi, among others.

Complete curtain raiser schedule and casts HERE

This production is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thank you to our supporters!