Gates McFadden Files

The Homecoming

Character: Ruth

Directed by: Anthony McKay

Written by: Harold Pinter (play)

Cast Members: Joe Silver, Mark Arnott, Charles Randall, Howard Sherman, Wiliam McNulty

Venue: Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City

Genre: Drama

After having lived in the United States for several years, Teddy brings his wife, Ruth, home for the first time to meet his working-class family in North London, where he grew up and which she finds more familiar than their arid academic life in America. Much sexual tension occurs as Ruth teases Teddy's brothers and father and the men taunt one another in a game of one-upmanship, resulting in Ruth's staying behind with Teddy's relatives as "one of the family" and Teddy and their three sons returning home to America without her.

About the character

Ruth is a woman in her early thirties, wife of Teddy.

Script developed by Never Enough Design