Mahaiwe Announces London’s National Theatre HD Broadcasts

Great Barrington, Mass.—Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center announces three London’s National Theatre in HD broadcasts. “It is such a treat to experience the best of British theater without having to book a flight,” says Mahaiwe Acting Executive Director Janis Martinson. “With state-of-the-art filming techniques, these broadcasts capture every flicker of emotion, as well as sweeping wide shots of the stage. Viewing the productions at the Mahaiwe, you always have the best seats in the house!”

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman, will be shown on Saturday, February 22 at 7:00pm. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Miller as a leading voice in the American theater. The play introduced themes that thread through Miller’s work as a whole: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics.

The broadcast of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter follows on Saturday, March 7 at 7:00pm. Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (who recently played the “sexy priest” in Fleabag) as a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his talent, ego, and libido, he suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, and unexpected twists. The play is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire, and loneliness.

James McAvoy (best known for starring in the X-Men movies) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac to be screened on Saturday, March 28 at 7:00pm. Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd. This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

Tickets to London’s National Theatre broadcasts are $17/ $10 ages 21 and under. Tickets go on sale to Mahaiwe members on Thursday, January 16 at noon and to the public on Saturday, January 18 at noon.

The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Box office hours are Wednesday 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.

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