Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast of The Audience returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday on Saturday, July 20 at 7:00pm. Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren stars in this Tony Award-winning production about Queen Elizabeth II, who for 60 years has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as “The Audience.” No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From Winston Churchill, to Margaret Thatcher, and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal.
On Sunday, July 28 at 7:00pm, the Mahaiwe will broadcast London’s National Theatre Live HD production of The Lehman Trilogy. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles in this critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play. It’s the story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. It begins on a cold September morning in 1844 when a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside, dreaming of a new life in the new world. 163 years later, the firm he and his brothers establish—Lehman Brothers—spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
Tickets are $17 adults and $10 ages 21 and under.The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00pm and three hours before show times. For tickets and information, see www.mahaiwe.org or call 413.528.0100.
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