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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is delighted to present another season of National Theatre Live!

Recorded live from London's National Theatre and rebroadcast in high definition in the OLLI Building Classroom.  National Theatre Live is a ground breaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world.

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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Julie

by Polly Stenham

after Strindberg's Miss Julie

Friday, Nov. 2

1 p.m.

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

National Theatre JULIE 

King Lear

By William Shakespeare
  
Thursday, Nov. 8

1 p.m.

Recorded in 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.

 

 National Theatre Live KING LEAR

The Madness of George III

by Alan Bennett

Friday, Dec. 7

1 p.m.

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

 National Theatre Live THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE