No Man's Land
"No Man's Land" is one of playwright Harold Pinter's best known plays. Originally produced in 1975,
the show opened at the legendary Old Vic Theatre in London and transferred to Broadway in 1976. It is a brilliant exploration
of memory, human frailty and the big questions surrounding the meaning of life. Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley take the lead
for this quiet tour-de-force that is at once contemplative and entertaining.
"No Man's Land" is the story
of two elderly writers who meet at a Hampstead pub for drinks. Hirst is an upper-class writer who lives in a big mansion,
and Spooner is a failed poet whom Hirst invites back to his house for the night so the two can continue talking all night
long. Through the course of their conversation, their relationships are revealed to have more of a history than meets the
eye once two younger men, Hirst's scribe and manservant, return home to join them.
After a stint
in Berkley, California, "No Man's Land" will move to Cort Theater on Broadway in New York! The previews started running on
October 26, 2013 until opening night on November 24, 2013. You can get No Man's Land New York tickets through March in 2014,
and in several other places across the country afterward, so make haste and jump on the chance soon!
Man's Land" was written by Harold Pinter, the playwright famous for writing such legendary plays as "Betrayal" and "Ashes
to Ashes." It debuted in London and was so popular that it was soon moved to Broadway, and it has also been shown on the BBC.
The play's first line, "As it is?," came to Pinter in a taxicab while heading home from a dinner by himself. The British newspaper
The Independent gave the production a glowing four out of five stars. The show has been through a number of revivals, and
fans with "No Man's Land" tickets for the New York show are sure to be entertained by this wildly popular play!
The cast for this marvelous play is a powerhouse lineup of seasoned professionals. Ian McKellen is cast as Spooner, the
washed-up poet. He has been honored with more than 40 international awards for his past performances on screen and stage.
Patrick Stewart, a Shakespearean actor best known for his role as Capt. Picard on "Star Trek," plays Hirst, the wealthy aristocrat.
Billy Crudup, former Tony Award winner, plays Foster, and longtime Broadway actor Shuler Hensley plays Briggs.
Harold Pinter is a beloved, prize-winning playwright considered to be one of the most influential modern British
dramatists. His writing career lasted over 50 years, and he produced a number of the most cherished plays on Broadway, including
"The Birthday Party," "Homecoming" and "Betrayal." He was born in Hackney, East London, and learned his trade at the Royal
Academy of Dramatic Art.
Stuart Thompson is the main producer of this highly entertaining revival,
and those with No Man's Land tickets have him to thank for bringing the production together into such a beautiful outcome.
He is perhaps best known for producing "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" in 2012 and "Death of a Salesman" in 2012. Thompson is joined
by Jon B. Platt, Elizabeth Williams and Jack M. Dalgleish, all three Tony Award winners.