Managed to snag tix to the sold-out run of No Man’s Land at the Berkeley Rep after the theater released some seats Friday afternoon. Three seconds after word went out on Facebook and Twitter, I jumped on the horn—screw trying to get through on the website! By the time I got through to a live person, there was literally one ticket left that hadn’t already been placed in someone’s online cart. So I snatched it up! Row E, a bit pricey for me, but stellar view. And the experience was bound to be epic.
After the show…
Look, look! It’s Sir Ian McKellen! Of course I can’t help grinning like a foo.
Charles Xavier…er, Sir Patrick Stewart.
Several times during the performance, I had to pinch myself and be like, I cannot believe I am watching these two thespians live onstage. My mind would flash to images of Gandalf and the Balrog, Magneto and Jean-Luc Picard, Richard III and The Merchant of Venice before audience laughter pulled me back into my seat.
Made my decade.