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A Life in the Theatre - Broadway

Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight star in the Broadway premiere of David Mamet's two-hander.

A Life in the Theatre Closes

A Life in the Theatre Closes
T.R. Knight & Patrick Stewart in 'A Life in the Theatre'

Date

Nov 28, 2010

David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight, plays its final performance at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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.

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