In this Portland premiere of "No Man’s Land", the first play by Harold Pinter that Artists Repertory Theatre has ever produced, tour-de-force lead roles feature Producing Artistic Director Allen Nause as Hirst and the Oscar Award-winning film and stage actor William Hurt as Spooner. This is Hurt’s fourth production with Artists Rep and his third time on stage with Nause in recent years. Critics agree this is Hurt’s best performance. Joining Nause and Hurt is Portland theatre favorite Tim True and Hurt’s son, Alex Hurt, a recent Masters graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. "No Man’s Land" is directed by John Dillon.
In this masterpiece of deceit and wit, a mysterious stranger visits the house of a famous English poet and the two men verbally grapple and spar in a limbo of circuitous logic, recovering and reconciling their memories of days gone by. With the aid of a good deal of vodka, loads of whiskey and a little champagne, the two of them unearth their successes, adventures, and women won and lost. A poignant comedy steeped in ambiguity, Pinter’s No Man’s Land plumbs the space between what is known and what is imagined.