Lancaster, PA: Harold Pinter’s play No Man’s Land starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will be broadcast live from Wyndham’s Theatre in London to cinemas around the world, including the Ware Center on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 7:00pm. This glorious revival of Pinter’s tragi-comic classic is produced and directed by Sean Mathias. The broadcast will include an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Mathias. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.
NO MAN’S LAND
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land. One summer’s evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men, played by Owen Teale and Damien Molony.
No Man’s Land is the sense of being caught in some mysterious limbo between life and death, between a world of brute reality and one of fluid uncertainty. It is a masterly summation of all the themes that have long obsessed Pinter: the fallibility of memory, the co-existence in one man of brute strength and sensitivity, the ultimate unknowability of women, the notion that all human contact is a battle between who and whom. It is a living, theatrical experience full of rich comedy in which one speech constantly undercuts another.
PATRICK STEWART & IAN MCKELLEN
Sir Patrick Stewart made his professional debut in 1959 in the repertory theatre in Lincoln; he worked at the Manchester Library Theatre and a tour around the world with the Old Vic Company followed in the early 1960s. Stewart joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, to begin his 27-year association. Following a spell with the Royal National Theatre in the mid-1980s, he went to Los Angeles, California to star on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), which ran from 1987-1994, playing the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. After the series ended, Stewart reprised his role for a string of successful Star Trek films: Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.
Sir Ian McKellen is widely regarded as one of the greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US. To this day, McKellen works mostly in theater, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 for his efforts in the arts. However, he has managed to make several quite successful forays into film. He has appeared in several productions of Shakespeare's works including his well-received Richard III (1995), and in a variety of other movies. However, it has only been recently that his star has finally begun to shine in the eyes of North American audiences. Roles in various films, Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Apt Pupil (1998) and Gods and Monsters (1998), riveted audiences. The latter, in particular, created a sensation in Hollywood, and McKellen's role garnered him several awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe and an Oscar nod.
"Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are unmissable in No Man's Land" - The Telegraph
"A faithful and loving production that captures both the essential bleakness and paradoxical comedy of this enigmatic masterwork" - The Guardian
"They are lions of the stage and they roar in this alternately icily restrained and ferocious account of human beings hurtling towards the void..." - The Stage
TICKETS: $7 Adults, $5 Seniors and Students
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Offices:
The Ware Center- Downtown: Monday – Friday from 10:30am to 6:30pm, and the Student Memorial Center, Room 103, on MU’s Campus: Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm.
By Phone: 717-871-7600