First, let’s get the nitpicking out of the way. Pinter’s work, so dependent on silence, doesn’t always read as powerfully as it is probably heard on stage. You’ll have to do a bit of mind acting to make certain parts work. That’s not really a flaw, just an aspect of his art. However, everyone should get over this small hurdle and read this amazing, sinister and strangely funny play! Pinter outlines a twisted family dynamic with chilling detachment. At times, the play almost becomes too chilling but it never quite goes that far thanks to Pinter’s black humor and attention to humanizing details. One last note: why do I find myself thinking of Sartre’s No Exit?