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.
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