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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart set to star in ‘No Man’s Land’

Full cast announced for limited, pre-Broadway run of Harold Pinter’s play this August

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Tony Award winners Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley will join Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart at Berkeley Rep (news) for the pre-Broadway engagement of No Man’s Land.

“Billy and Shuler are accomplished artists in their own right,” says Tony Taccone, artistic director of the nonprofit theater. “I’m looking forward to welcoming them, along with Ian, Patrick, and Sean, to our stage this summer as they collaborate on this seminal play for Bay Area audiences.”

Award-winning director Sean Mathias stages Harold Pinter’s masterwork in the Roda Theatre for an exclusive and strictly limited run in August before bringing it to New York where it will play in repertory with Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.

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From the release: “In No Man’s Land, we wonder if two writers really know each other. Or are they performing an elaborate charade? The ambiguity – and the comedy – intensify with the arrival of two other men, drawing the audience into a place between the present and time remembered, between reality and fantasy. Since its premiere in 1975 and its acclaimed London revival in 2008, No Man’s Land has been hailed as one of Pinter’s “indisputable modern classics” (Telegraph). Now these terrific actors take on this towering drama, first for Berkeley Rep audiences and then on Broadway, where it will be performed in repertory with Waiting for Godot.”

No Man’s Land plays only 34 performances at Berkeley Rep. It starts previews on August 3, opens on August 11, and plays until August 31.

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