The pleasure of watching great actors at work can almost overwhelm the play itself, as Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart demonstrate in a new staging of Harold Pinter’s “No Man’s Land” at Berkeley Rep in California.
At the beginning, Renee Fleming’s career shot up in a vertical line. At this stage, the soprano said during a lunch, it’s broadening out horizontally. She demonstrated with a graceful wave of her arms.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the latest film in the Marvel Comics series about mutants with super powers, opened with U.S. and Canadian weekend sales of $90.7 million for 21st Century Fox Inc., easily surpassing its 2011 predecessor.
“He couldn’t crawl,” said former Fed chairman Paul Volcker of his son, James. He fought back tears as he went on: “We wondered. We thought: What’s the matter? And then we were told with no uncertainty he had cerebral palsy.”