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Ian McKellen to Share A Knight Out in LA, 7/22 & 7/23

International star of stage and screen Ian McKellen will present his one-man entertainment A Knight Out in Los Angeles at The Freud Playhouse on UCLA campus on July 22 and July 23 to benefit The Los Angeles Young Actors' Company.

The show is the latest version of the acclaimed show which McKellen has toured round the world for local charities.  McKellen said, "I'm delighted to be back on stage in Los Angeles supporting the work of The Los Angeles Young Actors' Company. The show lets me revisit favorite parts, tell a few stories and will present Gandalf onstage for the very first time!  My aim is that the audience enjoy themselves as much as I shall, all in aid of the best of causes."
 
There will be only two performances of A Knight Out. The first on Saturday July 22 will be a Gala with McKellen hosting an after-show reception for audience members in the Courtyard of The Freud Playhouse.

Olivier Award-winner McKellen received a Tony Award for his performance in Amadeus, and was nominated for his work in Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare. Other Broadway credits include Dance of Death, Wild Honey and The Promise. Perhaps best-known to most for his performances in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and the X-Men franchise, he has also appeared in such films as Apt Pupil, Gods and Monsters (in which he received his first Oscar nomination), Bent and Six Degrees of Separation, as well as The Da Vinci Code.

The Los Angeles Young Actors' Company (LAYAC) is a non-profit theatre company for young actors between the ages of 16-25 which gives young people, regardless of their background an experience of the theatre.

Tickets are $250.00 for the gala performance on Saturday, July 22nd at 8 PM.  They are $100 to $35 for the Sunday, July 23rd performance at 7 PM.

Call (310) 825 2101 or www.uclalive.com for tickets; they can also be obtained at (213) 365 3500 or www.ticketmaster.com.


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