A Celebration of Harold Pinter OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NEWSDAY

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  • THE EPOCH TIMES

Opening Night:
October 16, 2012
Closing:
November 4, 2012

Theater: Irish Repertory Theatre / 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10011

Synopsis: 

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 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.'"

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF A Celebration of Harold Pinter

    Playwright Presented as Poet

    Ben Brantley

    October 17, 2012: Though he’s wearing a precisely tailored black suit, Julian Sands is on occasion about as naked as an actor can be in “A Celebration of Harold Pinter,” the one-man show that opened on Tuesday night at the Irish Repertory Theater, directed by John Malkovich. That happens whenever Mr. Sands has no part to play except Julian Sands, the handsome sometime British movie star and our host for the evening.

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  • NEWSDAY REVIEW OF A Celebration of Harold Pinter

    'A Celebration of Harold Pinter' is thrilling

    Linda Winer

    October 24, 2012: When Harold Pinter was too sick to read his poetry at a benefit, he asked Julian Sands to sub for him. He also demanded that the finely tuned British actor prepare by taking an extended master class with the master himself. Not surprisingly, Sands was thrilled.

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  • WASHINGTON POST REVIEW OF A Celebration of Harold Pinter

    Julian Sands delivers engaging homage in ‘A Celebration of Harold Pinter’

    Associated Press

    October 24, 2012: NEW YORK — Playwright and Nobel laureate Harold Pinter was famous for his precision with language and for his silences, with impactful ambiguity often the intended result.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF A Celebration of Harold Pinter

    A Celebration of Harold Pinter

    Andy Propst

    October 24, 2012: To descend into the small basement performance at the Irish Repertory Theatre for Julian Sands' A Celebration of Harold Pinter is to walk into a wonderfully intimate, casual salon that's fueled by passion and linguistic alchemy. So it's hardly surprising that will audiences will get swept up into his zealous admiration for this iconic author.

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  • THE EPOCH TIMES REVIEW OF A Celebration of Harold Pinter

    Theater Review: ‘A Celebration of Harold Pinter’

    Judd Hollander

    October 24, 2012: NEW YORK—Harold Pinter (1930–2008) did not consider himself the greatest living playwright of his time. That honor, as Pinter noted, belonged to Samuel Beckett. This is one of many anecdotes recalled by actor Julian Sands in his absolutely brilliant one-man show “A Celebration of Harold Pinter.”

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