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Christian Parker to Moderate This Week's NO MAN'S LAND Talkback, 2/13

Christian Parker to Moderate This Week's NO MAN'S LAND Talkback, 2/13

The talk back series at Harold Pinter's acclaimed production of NO MAN'S LAND continues Thursday, February 13 with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, Shuler Hensley and moderator Christian Parker (Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic Theater Company). After the performance of NO MAN'S LAND Parker and the actors will discuss Harold Pinter's play and answer audience questions about the production and the acclaimed repertory season. The ticketed audience for each performance is welcome to stay, free of charge, for the talk back. A ticket is required for the performance.

Christian Parker is the Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic Theater Company and the Chair of the graduate Theatre program at Columbia University. Recent projects for Atlantic include 10x25, an all commissioned festival of work by Atlantic-produced playwrights to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the company. For that series he directed new plays by Tina Howe, Kevin Heelan, and Kate Moira Ryan. He is currently collaborating as a dramaturg with the visionary director/choreographer Martha Clarke on a new production of Brecht/Weill's The Threepenny Opera for Atlantic. At Atlantic, he has also directed the world premiere of Leslie Ayvazian's Make Me, the New York premiere of Tina Howe's Birth and After Birth, Ken Weitzman's Arrangements and Jeff Whitty's The Hiding Place. Prior to his tenure at the Atlantic, he spent several seasons as the Literary Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club. He recently directed an acclaimed Boston area production (Merrimack Repertory Theatre) of David Auburn's Proof, a play for which he served as dramaturg in its original production at MTC and on Broadway. Christian has produced, directed or dramaturged over fifty premieres of new American and British plays on, off and off-off Broadway, including works by David Lindsay-Abaire, Cusi Cram, Keith Reddin and Dael Orlandersmith, among others. He speaks Russian and was part of the national artistic advisory board for the CITD New Russian Plays initiative. He is currently developing a new musical work about the Romanovs with Kate Moira Ryan and Graham Reynolds, and completed a residency through the Joyce Theatre with Gallim Dance on their piece Sit. Kneel. Stand. He has worked with Sundance Theatre Labs, The Lark Play Development Center, Bread Loaf, Kenyon Playwrights Conference and at Perry-Mansfield developing new plays. At Columbia, in addition to his role as Chair in Theatre, he heads the concentration in Dramaturgy. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA from Columbia.

Additional talk back dates include February 20 and February 27.

NO MAN'S LAND plays in repertory with Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The production was recently extended through Sunday, March 30 only. For performance schedule and more information, visit TwoPlaysInRep.com.

$30 rush tickets are available throughout the run for both NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT. The front row of the orchestra and other locations are available exclusively to rush ticket buyers. Tickets are available for purchase beginning at 10am daily (and 12pm on Sundays) for $30.00 (including facility fee), two tickets maximum per person, on the day of the performance, subject to availability. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Cort Theatre box office.

In NO MAN'S LAND, two elderly writers, having met in a London pub, continue drinking and talking into the night. All might be well, until the return home of two younger men. Their relationships are exposed, with menace and hilarity, in one of Pinter's most entertaining plays.

Designs for the productions include sets and costumes by Stephen Brimson Lewis (Indiscretions), lighting by Peter Kaczorowski (Contact, The Producers) sound and music by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (Breakfast At Tiffany's), projections by Zachary Borovay (Ann) and hair and make-up by Tom Watson (The Assembled Parties).

The Cort Theatre Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 8:30pm and Sundays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

Tickets to the limited engagement repertory are now on sale to the general public through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Contact Telecharge Groups at (212) 232-6262 for group sales prices and information.

Photo by Joan Marcus

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