'Godot' waits for Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

'X-Men' stars will return to stage for Samuel Beckett classic

LONDON -- "X-Men" foes Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are set to star together in a stage production of the Samuel Beckett classic "Waiting for Godot" at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket in the spring.

The Theatre Royal's artistic director for 2009, Sean Mathias, will direct the production, which will run April 30-June 28 following a tour of provincial U.K. cities.

Premiered in Paris in 1953 and in London in 1955, "Waiting for Godot" follows two tramps over two days as they contemplate life while waiting for the mysterious Godot to show up. Beckett won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
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