Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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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

ONLINE TICKET SALES

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.

Coming Soon...

Amadeus

Amadeus

Friday, February 24

1 p.m. (210 minutes)

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

Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: A Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it premiered at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

NT Live Saint Joan

Saint Joan

Monday, March 6

1 p.m. (240 minutes)

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

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.

Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

Josie Rourke (CoriolanusLes Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma BoveryNell GwynnMade in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

NT Live Hedda Gabbler

Hedda Gabler

Monday, April 3

1 p.m. (210 minutes)

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

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Tuesday, May 9

1 p.m. (210 minutes)

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

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.


A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

TBD

X p.m. (200 minutes)

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

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

TBD

X p.m. (170 minutes)

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

All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Salome

Salomé

TBD

X p.m. (200 minutes)

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

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs )

Yerma

Yerma

TBD

X 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.

Angels in America Part 1

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Part One: Millenium Approaches

TBD

X p.m. (225 minutes)

$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

TBD

X p.m. (225 minutes)

$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.