King Lear – NT Live Broadcast
**Due to the pending snowstorm, we are postponing this broadcast until the following night, Saturday, Nov. 17. If you have tickets, please contact the box office at 581-1755.**
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Join us for a pre-show lecture at 6 p.m., presented by The McGillicuddy Humanities Center.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but the lecture has been cancelled.
Adult $15 | Senior $10 | Student $8 | All fees included
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What is NT Live?
National Theatre Live transmits the best of British theatre live from London to screens around the world. The broadcasts are filmed in front of a live audience, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the theatre to ensure cinema audiences get the best-seat-in-the-house view. Productions are transmitted via satellite to the Collins Center, then projected onto our high-definition screen — one of the largest in the state.