Two Funny and Grumpy Men On Screen – The National Theatre Live Series Kicks Off at HT@MTC with No Man’s Land

Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen Join Forces in this Harold Pinter Classic

Following their hit run on Broadway, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart return to a West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live from Wyndham’s Theatre in London. This is the first screening of the ever-popular National Theatre Live series that will bring a bird’s-eye view of this theatrical classic on screen to Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (HT@MTC) on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7 PM.

No Man’s Land is a play known for its unique and mysterious story, which explores poignant themes of old age, memory, and companionship that will leave the audience in deep thought and conversation long afterwards.

The plot centers around a summer's evening, when 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.

“This play is one of those classics that theatre friends and aficionados will enjoy immensely,” says Kristin Cobb, Executive Director of HT@MTC. She adds, “The NTL series is such a wonderful concept;  I am eager to enjoy the live screening as well. We look forward to meeting both Stewart and McKellen fans, and mingling with the theatre enthusiasts who are fond of Pinter’s work!”

A review from The Guardian describes the production as, “This may, ultimately, be a play about balance but within it there is dynamic movement… This contains some of Pinter’s most virtuosic writing and shows the two actors at their best.”

National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project launched in June 2009 that has broadcast over 40 productions to more than 5.5 million people across the world. Each production is performed in front of a live audience in London, recorded with multiple cameras positioned throughout the auditorium, and then screened in theatres across the globe – giving viewers “the best seat in the house.”

HT@MTC’s recurring four-screening National Theatre Live series in the 2017-2018 Season series will also include:

  • Peter Pan, an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s much-loved tale on screen. Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2 PM.
  • Amadeus, starring Lucian Msamati (LutherGame of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) as Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7 PM.
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry PotterThe Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour), and David Haig (Four Weddings and a FuneralThe Witness for the Prosecution) in this brilliantly funny situation comedy on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7 PM.

Ticketing Details

Individual show tickets as well as packages are available at Buyers may also order tickets via phone at 803.407.5011 or in person at the Harbison Theatre Box Office, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. The box office also will open two hours prior to each show.

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About Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and one of the largest providers of transfer students to the University of South Carolina, MTC enrolls approximately 15,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, annually enrolls approximately 15,000 students and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year.