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Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk, Chris Pine is spending this summer appearing on stage in Los Angeles in the dark satire "The Lieutenant of Inishmore", which has a gala opening this weekend. In a new interview promoting the play, Pine talks about how he has been blessed by Star Trek. We also have new images of Pine from the play. Plus TrekMovie has a pair of tickets to Pine’s new play to give away.
Pine: Blessed by Star Trek
Since appearing as Captain Kirk in last summer’s Star Trek, Chris Pine has moved into the big leagues as an actor. Although he is on the hot buzz list, Pine has chosen to spend his summer on the stage, just as he had done last summer. Pine is starring in the Center Theatre Group production of the dark satire "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews started on June 30th and the gala opening is on Sunday July 11th. In a new interview with the OC Register promoting the play, Pine talked about how Star Trek has changed his life:
Pine: I’ve been really blessed from "Star Trek" to get more opportunities than I had previously in my career. And I just wait for the good material. I’ve been lucky in that I’ve gotten to play on the really big stage with Denzel (Washington) and Tony Scott (Pine will star in the upcoming Scott film "Unstoppable" with Washington). Counter that with these theater productions, which are a whole different thing. I just try to follow what’s good and what interests me and challenges me and makes me think and engages a part of me. It’s so rare to get all of your muscles firing at once. That’s what I look for in any role.
For more from Pine on his role as the Irish terrorist Padraic in the dark satire The Lieutenant of Inishmore, read the full interview at OC Register.
More Photos of Pine from The Lieutenant of Inishmore
(photos by Craig Schwartz, more available at centertheatregroup.org)
Discount Tickets Still available
The Lieutenant of Inishmore has its gala opening at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles on July 11th and runs through to August 8th. Tickets range from $30-$45. More information on the production at www.centertheatregroup.org.
And you can save up to 33% on tickets as well for Section A seats for performances June 30 – July 15 (excluding Sat eves and July 11th). For more info or tickets call 213-972-2772 and use code BLOOD or visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/BLOOD.
TREKMOVIE.COM GALA PREMIERE TICKETS GIVEAWAY
TrekMovie has a pair of tickets to give away to this Sunday’s Gala opening of The Lieutenant of Inishmore. We will be giving them away via Twitter some time on Friday, so follow TrekMovie at www.twitter.com/trekmovie to get your chance to win the tickets.