“... when he reads Pinter’s poems… you feel the playwright’s presence”
- New York Times

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About this performance

8 p.m. Polsky Theatre

Nominated for a 2013 Drama Desk Award

A classic tribute to playwright Harold Pinter’s life, told through his poetry
Directed by John Malkovich

What does one say when approached by Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet Harold Pinter and asked to prepare a set of Pinter poems for a special performance in London? If you’re Julian Sands, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

Take a seat in front of this extraordinary actor and get to know the soul of the man of the hour – Harold Pinter. Known as a poet, playwright, husband, political activist, Nobel winner and mortal, Pinter’s poetry has evolved into a wonderfully unpretentious, humorous and fascinating solo show.

You may remember Sands in The Killing Fields, A Room with a View, Leaving Las Vegas, Arachnophobia, Oceans 13 and The Girl with the 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.

Preshow Dinner

Dinner Menu

$25 a person

Buy your dinner ticket online or call 913-469-4445 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Space is limited. To sit together, make one reservation for yourself and your friends. Payments can be split. You must purchase dinner by noon, Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Dinner will be held on the campus in the Capitol Federal Suite in the Regnier Center. Please arrive by 5:45. The first course will be served at 6 sharp. You may park in front of the Carlsen Center and follow the signs to the Regnier Center.


    Arts Education

    Julian Sands, actor

    Dec. 5 | community

    What does one say when approached by Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet Harold Pinter and asked to prepare a set of Pinter poems for a special performance in London? If you’re Julian Sands, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Take a seat in front of this extraordinary actor in a Q&A.

    For more information, email Angel Mercier, Arts Education program director, or call her at 913-469-8500, ext. 4221.