A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER Begins Tomorrow at Irish Rep

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A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER Begins Tomorrow at Irish Rep

Julian Sands, best known for his performances in "Room With a View" and "The Killing Fields," and most recently seen on screen in the blockbuster film "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," is set to make his New York City stage debut in A CELEBRATION OF Harold Pinter, with performances beginning Wednesday, October 10 at Irish Repertory Theatre's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). With personal anecdotes and reflections drawn from their work together, Julian Sands combines Harold Pinter’s poems and political prose to create a very fresh and intimate insight into the Nobel laureate’s literary legacy.

A CELEBRATION OF Harold Pinter premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as an homage to Pinter, who died in 2008. The production toured through Britain, and was presented in San Francisco and Los Angeles earlier this year with Backstage calling it "mandatory viewing for devotees of the actor and certainly 'the defining dramatist of the 20th century.'"Directed by Oscar-winning actor and acclaimed director John Malkovich ("Places in the Heart, THE CARETAKER). A CELEBRATION OF Harold Pinter opens Off Broadway on Tuesday, October 16, with performances running through November 4.

A CELEBRATION OF Harold Pinter runs October 10-November 4 in The Irish Repertory Theatre's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues): Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays and 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm (with the following exceptions: opening night performance on Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm; no 3pm matinee on Wednesday, October 17). Tickets are $30, and are available by calling 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.

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