Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER Adds Performances, 11/6 & 13


Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre, which was had been closed during the blackout, has added performances of Julian Sands in A CELEBRATION OF Harold Pinter on Tuesdays, November 6 and 13 at 7pm in its W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). John Malkovich ("Places in the Heart") directs.

A Celebration of Harold Pinter officially opened October 16 to enthusiastic reviews. Following the blackout, performances resumed on Friday, November 2. As previously announced, performances currently run through November 25.

With personal anecdotes and reflections drawn from their work together, Julian Sands ("Room With a View," "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") 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.'"

A Celebration of Harold Pinter is produced in association with Nick Brooke Ltd. Nick Brooke Ltd. is a West End based entertainment Production Company, specializing in drama, cabaret, musicals and children's theatre. Its productions have toured throughout the United Kingdom, as well as having played in the West End, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in the USA. Further details at

The production features lighting design by Michael O'Connor. Production Stage Manager is Elis C. Arroyo.

Co-founded by Producing Director Ciarán O'Reilly and Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, The Irish Repertory Theatre opened its doors in September 1988 with Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS. The mission of the theatre was and remains to bring works by Irish and Irish American masters and contemporary playwrights to American audiences; to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish American experience; and to encourage the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures. Ms. Moore and Mr. O'Reilly received the 2011 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award from Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc.

A Celebration of Harold Pinter runs through November 25 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 additional performances Tuesdays, November 6 and 13 at 7pm and Tuesday, November 20 at 8pm; no performance Thursday, November 22. Tickets are $30, and are available by calling 212-727-2737 or online at

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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