Mahaiwe Adds Two London’s National Theatre HD Broadcasts in July 

Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center announces the addition of two London’s National Theatre in HD broadcasts to its July schedule.

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. 

About the Mahaiwe

Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 22,000 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see www.mahaiwe.org

About the Berkshires

Less than three hours from New York City and Boston, the Berkshires offers culture and adventure year-round. The surrounding mountains provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor excursions in all seasons while world class culture and entertainment, along with a deeply rooted food culture and an array of lodging options amidst picturesque towns, set this region apart. For more information, visit berkshires.org.

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