Boston Globe – The family that plays together

Boston Globe – The family that plays together

Lewis Wheeler has a distinct advantage over the other actors in “No Man’s Land.” He’s known the director all his life.

“I’ve been watching my dad in rehearsals since I was a little kid,” says Wheeler, whose father, the award-winning David Wheeler, is directing Harold Pinter’s bleak comedy for the American Repertory Theatre starting Saturday.

“I know what he wants from me, and we’ve got a definite shorthand,” he says.

His father looks over at him fondly. “I think we know how to collaborate,” he says. The two men are sitting in the ART offices, and it’s touching to see the obvious pride they take in each other.

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