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236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Formerly Plymouth Theater

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Ended 27 Nov 2010 after 2 months

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An older actor imparts his life's wisdom to a younger actor - and unexpectedly gets some back - in a series of short, comic backstage vignettes.

Closed 27 Nov 2010

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek, Macbeth) joins Emmy Award nominee T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy, Noises Off) in Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet's loving and laugh-filled look at the state of the arts -- A Life in the Theatre.

A behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both a dressing room and the spotlight, A Life in the Theatre follows two actors in a repertory company: Robert, an older, experienced performer and John, a newcomer to the stage.

John at first welcomes Robert’s guidance, but soon overshadows his mentor. From rehearsals to reprisals, from ego trips to acting tips, the play gives a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next - a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment.

It's a delightful theatrical experience for anyone who loves the world of Broadway.

Previews from 21st September 2010
Opening night 12th October 2010

Audience: A Life in the Theatre is suitable for audiences aged 9 and upwards

Run time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Show Schedule

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 7 pm 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -


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Opening night: 21 September 2010

Closing night: 27 November 2010

What You Say

9 reviews, average rating: (2.4 Stars)

Figaro: “Witty”

Mamet proves his reputation as the 'Andy Warhol' of theatre - a truly uni... more

Wes: “A GREAT Night Out With A Life In The Theatre”

My parents, wife and I LOVED this show, it was a great night out -- Sir Pat... more

Carole: “Love The Actors, Like Mamet”

This is a Mamet play and it is from 1977. Anyone who knows Mamet should kno... more

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