In a Celebration of Harold Pinter, Julian Sands performs a warm and expertly crafted tribute to Nobel Laureate, Harold Pinter, directed by John Malkovich at the Royce Gallery, San Francisco, May 11-19.
Pinter, best known to the world as a playwright, was also the author of a remarkable body of poems. In 2005 Harold Pinter asked Julian Sands to give voice to a selection of these at a benefit recital in London. In A Celebration of Harold Pinter, Sands shares this recital along with commentaries, prose, quotations and anecdotes drawn from his experience working with Pinter. Sands presents a rich and entertaining theatrical portrait of his fascinating subject. “In these spare but complex, works there is an extraordinary revelation of personal feeling – at once poignant, profound and often humorous.”
Harold Pinter is the author of over 30 stage plays and more than twenty-five filmed screenplays, as well as poems and essays. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and continued to write and act until his death in 2008.
Julian Sands is a British actor who has worked extensively in both Europe and America. Films include Room With a View, The Killing Fields, Leaving Las Vegas, Time Code, Gothic, Naked Lunch, Ocean’s 13, and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Television credits range from 24 to Smallville.
John Malkovich is a respected actor, producer and director in both film and theatre. He received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire. He is a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
The show runs at the Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 on May 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2012 with doors opening at 7.30 PM.
Tickets are $30.00 General Admission from www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244075
or Ticket Line (415) 866-3270.
Photo Credit: Baldur Bragason.