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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and UNCW Office of the Arts are delighted to present another season of National Theatre Live Recorded live from London's National Theatre and rebroadcast in high definition in UNCW Kenan Auditorium.  National Theatre Live is a ground breaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world.

Tickets for National Theatre Live events are available at the Kenan Box Office. Tickets are also available online, however fees apply. Therefore, for the best price, we recommend purchasing in person or by phone directly with Kenan Box Office during their regular hours

Kenan Box Office:
Open Monday - Thursday | 12 - 6 p.m.
910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call OLLI offices at 910.962.4034.

Ticket Prices:

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

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Yerma

Yerma

Wednesday, September 27

1 p.m. (120 minutes)

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Monday, October 16

1 - 4:30 p.m.

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

NT Live Jude Law Obsession

Obsession

Thursday, Nov. 2

7 - 9:15 p.m.

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Angels in America Part 1

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Part One: Millenium Approaches

Saturday, January 13

1 - 4:45 p.m.

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

Part 1, Millennium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). 

Angels in America Part 2

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Part Two: Perestroika

Saturday, January 20

1 - 5 p.m.

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Follies

Follies

Tuesday, February 6

2 p.m. (XX minutes)

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie BennettJanie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night MusicSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Benedict Andrews

Tuesday, March 6

7 p.m. (XX minutes)

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

 

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Tuesday, April 10

2 p.m. (XX minutes)

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.

Recorded live at The Bridge Theatre, London.

Young Marx

Young Marx

May 8

2 p.m. (220 minutes)

$20 General Public
$18 OLLI Members (with -$2 discount)
$10 Students/Youth
$6 UNCW Students with I.D.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx. 

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.