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King Lear National Theatre of London in HD

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) 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 ageing 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.
Running Time: 3hrs, 30mins
Underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Liz & Steven Goldstone, and Sabina & Walter Slavin
Sponsors:
Atria
NTL
Whistle Stop Bakery

Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Website:
https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/king-lear-national-theatre-of-london-in-hd/

Organizer

The Ridgefield Playhouse
Phone:
203-438-5795
Email:
marketingasst@ridgefieldplayhouse.org
Website:
http://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/fixx

Venue

Ridgefield Playhouse
80 E Ridge Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Phone:
2034385795