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No Man's Land
No Man's Land, Cort Theatre, NYC Show Poster

No Man's Land

Cort Theatre

2hrs (1 Intermission)

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen star in Pinter's comedy.

Theater Info

Cort Theatre
138 West 48th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Preview
Oct 26, 2013
Opening
Nov 24, 2013
Closing
Mar 30, 2014

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See Godot and No Man's Land Stars Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Preview Their Broadway Double-Header

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Story

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What is the Story of No Man’s Land?
Set in a stately house in Hampstead (presumably—in No Man’s Land, we’re never exactly sure what is what), upper-class writer Hirst invites his old college friend (or is he?) Spooner home for a drink. When Foster and Briggs—presumably Hirst’s bodyguards—appear, they insult Spooner and try to keep Hirst away from him. As Hirst becomes increasingly inebriated, he recognizes Spooner as an old classmate from Oxbridge, but as the duo swaps unbelievable stories, Hirst begins to expect Spooner is an imposter. In Pinter’s 1974 existential drama, Hirst and Spooner continue to drink and parry, falling deeper and deeper into the void they call No Man’s Land.

Reviews

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These accomplished vets—two Brits, two legends, two knights—make a fine pair of performers, and it’s a joy to watch them work together, polished, sure, and at ease in their roles, playing off each other and clearly enjoying themselves.

Review by Jesse Oxfeld from New York Observer

In this production, Stewart and McKellen play the roles they seem born to play. Stewart uses his noble profile and plummy voice to lend gravitas to Hirst, who springs to life in the second act to engage McKellen’s puckishly charming Spooner in a duel of wits.

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety

Being stuck in limbo has never been so magnetic.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

In the absurdly enjoyable revivals of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ and Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot,’ which opened in repertory on Sunday at the Cort Theatre, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart make a most persuasive case for conversation as both the liveliest and loneliest of arts.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Cast

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Hirst
Patrick Stewart
Spooner
Ian McKellen
Foster
Billy Crudup
Briggs
Shuler Hensley

Creative

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Written by
Harold Pinter
Director
Sean Mathias
Set and Costume Designer
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting Designer
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Designer
Rob Milburn

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