Premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe
In 2005, Nobel laureate Harold Pinter was committed to reading a selection of his poems at a benefit for a womenís shelter at St. Stephen Walbrook Church in London, but illness had impaired his speaking voice. He asked Julian Sands to step in-on the condition of spending time together, rehearsing the works.
Sands continued to read Pinterís poems and prose, occasionally performing them at fundraising events. Now, under the direction of John Malkovich, Julian Sands will re-present the work as a celebration of Harold Pinter.
With reflections, commentaries and anecdotes drawn from their time together, Sands opens the door between Pinterís poetry and theatre.
Harold Pinter: Born December 10, 1930; died December 24, 2008
Pinter wrote twenty-nine plays including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming and Betrayal.
He also wrote twenty-one screenplays including The Servant, The Go-Between and The French Lieutenantís Woman and directed twenty-seven theatre productions including James Joyceís Exiles, David Mametís Oleanna, and many of his own plays.
Pinterís interest in politics was a very public one. Over the years, he spoke out forcefully about the abuse of state power around the world, including NATOís bombing of Serbia.
funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation