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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is delighted to present another season of National Theatre Live! National Theatre Live is a ground breaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world.

Recorded live from London's National Theatre and rebroadcast in high definition in the OLLI Building Classroom.

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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Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Thursday, March 14

1 – 4:45 p.m.

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Antony and Cleopatra 

Allelujah!

by Alan Bennett

Friday, April 12

1 – 3:50 p.m. 

The Beth, an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. 

One of Britain’s most celebrated writers, Alan Bennett’s plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

 

 Allelujah

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

By William Shakespeare

Friday, May 10

1 – 3:30 p.m.

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II in this visceral new production about the limits of power. It will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. 

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy

 Tragedy of King Richard