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Comic classic comes to screen at Mercyhurst

Monday, January 2, 2017

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture will screen the National Theatre Live broadcast of No Man’s Land on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 12:55 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End alongside Owen Teale and Damien Molony in Sean Mathias’ acclaimed production of Harold Pinter’s comic classic.

One summer’s evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

The production has earned accolades from critics:

“Two of the greatest actors ever born in one of the greatest plays ever written.” — Time Out

“A landmark production.” — The Times

“Perfect Pinter. A true masterpiece.” — Sunday Times

An exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias will follow the broadcast. This production is intended for mature audiences due to its strong language and adult content.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $10 for youths. They are on sale now at and 814-824-3000.