JULIAN SANDS: "A Celebration of Harold Pinter"

directed by John Malkovich

"...this modest, affecting show embodies the notion of the actor as a transparent vessel through which we see the thoughts and feelings of others."


Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Lenfest Center/Lenfest Hall/Keller Theatre

This is an evening of Homeric theater with extraordinary actor, Julian Sands, great words, and an audience. Devoid of pretension or glittery trappings, A Celebration of Harold Pinter gets to the soul of the man—poet, playwright, husband, political activist, Nobel Prize winner, mortal. Sands was approached by the Nobel Prize winning playwright and poet, Harold Pinter, to prepare a set of Pinter’s poems for a special presentation in London. Working closely with Pinter, he was granted a rare insight into his personality, life, and work. This extraordinary collaboration evolved into a wonderfully humorous and fascinating solo show directed by John Malkovich. A Celebration of Harold Pinter was nominated for a 2013 Drama Desk Award.

Sands is frequently seen worldwide in films, on stage, and on television. He trained in London at The Central School of Speech and Drama and has appeared in over 100 films including: The Killing Fields, A Room With A View, Impromptu, Leaving Las Vegas, Arachnophobia, Oceans 13, and The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo. On television, he is best known for his recent role on 24 but has also been seen on Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Dexter and Banshee.

Sponsored in part by the Class of '64 Performing Arts Fund.

Tickets are required.

  • Adult: $30
  • Senior: $25
  • W&L Faculty & Staff: $20
  • W&L Student/Student: $5

Tickets are forfeited if not seated 5 MINUTES prior to curtain time.