Are you ready to see two actors at the top of their game? If you are nodding your head, then it’s high time you snapped up tickets to A Life in the Theatre. The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's 1977 play, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight, is now on sale.
A behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both a dressing room and the spotlight, A Life in the Theatre follows two actors in a repertory company: Robert, an older, experienced performer and John, a newcomer to the stage. John at first welcomes Robert’s guidance, but soon overshadows his mentor. From rehearsals to reprisals, from ego trips to acting tips, the play gives a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next—a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment.
Directed by Neil Pepe, the production begins performances on September 21 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with opening night set for October 12. This limited engagement will play through January 2, 2011.