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No Man’s Land & Waiting for Godot, Starring Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen, Extends & Changes Schedule

first_imgThe critically acclaimed hits No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot currently running in repertory starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, have been extended through March 30 on Broadway. The limited engagement was slated to close March 2 at the Cort Theatre. Additionally, the final two weeks ending March 23 and March 30 have a modified schedule, with the number of Godot performances increasing to six and those of No Man’s Land decreasing to two. In addition to real life besties, Stewart and McKellen, Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land stars Tony winners Shuler Hensley and Billy Crudup. Godot features Stewart as Vladimir, McKellen as Estragon, Crudup as Lucky and Hensley as Pozzo. No Man’s Land features Stewart as Hirst, McKellen as Spooner, Crudup as Foster and Hensley as Briggs. Star Files Waiting For Godot View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014center_img Waiting For Godot tells the story of two wanderers who wait by a tree to meet with Godot, whom they hope will change their lives forever. No Man’s Land concerns two elderly writers who meet in a London pub and continue drinking through the night, until their relationships are exposed by the return of two younger men. Related Shows Ian McKellen Patrick Stewartlast_img read more

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PODCAST: Visiting Central Africa, with Molly Bergen

first_imgUsing three field recordings to guide their conversation, Molly Bergen and WRI Vice President for Communications Lawrence MacDonald discussed the prospects for sustainable forestry in one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, the Congo basin.As the Central Africa Communications Officer, Bergen has reported and published multimedia stories from the field about everything from how community forests could change lives in the rural Democratic Republic of the Congo to how technology is helping unlock the secrets of the Congo’s forests. Her position is part of the CARPE Program, “a long-term initiative of the United States Government to promote sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change mitigation in the Congo Basin through increased local, national, and regional natural resource management capacity.”Their sonic tour begins with the roar of elephants deep in the Dzangha Sangha protected area in the Central African Republic, taken in a clearing where up to a hundred forest elephants sometimes gather to drink. Bergen has reported on fighting the ivory trade in the courts of the Republic of the Congo. “Even in this same site, in 2013, a number of elephants were slaughtered by poachers that came from Sudan. It’s a challenge that crosses borders,” Bergen said. “The elephants are incredibly important for the health of the forests. People rely on the forests, so it’s a kind of codependent relationship.” They discuss the potential for ecotourism to see the elephants, also a subject Bergen has written about.In the second clip, Bergen is visiting the Goma market in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. “It can be very challenging to make sure I’m meeting the right people [when I’m reporting],” Bergen said, “so I record background sounds, because it helps me later in remembering the ambience.” MacDonald and Bergen discuss the challenges of reporting from a remote place where you’re an outsider—a status that comes with privileges and challenges.The last clip is the best: a chorus of women singing a song of welcome in the northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. “In the background you can hear the men hammering together fuel-efficient stoves, which is a CARPE-supported project,” Bergen explained. “The charcoal trade is a big threat to the forest. Around Virunga National Park, about 80 percent of the charcoal that fueled Goma was illegally sourced from the park. Fuel-efficient stoves can reduce charcoal use by 50 percent, which means people have to spend less time looking for charcoal, better respiratory health and jobs [for the people making the stoves].” (The photo above is a woman with one such fuel-efficient stove.)Learn more about Bergen’s work with the CARPE Program here.Listen to the podcast:last_img read more

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