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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW is delighted to present another season of National Theatre Live from London, via satellite. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world.

Transmissions are shown in high-definition in the OLLI Building at 620 S. College Road, unless otherwise noted.

 

2016 Season - COMING SOON
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Friday, Feb. 5     2 – 5 p.m.

$18 OLLI members, $20 nonmembers

National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - recorded live in the Donmar’s London home.

Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire).

In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT - photo of actress Rosalie Craig

As You Like It
Shakespeare
Thursday, February 25     2 – 5 p.m.
2 – 5 p.m.
$18 OLLI members, $20 nonmembers

 

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation.

Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Hangmen

Hangmen

Thursday, March 3

2 – 5 p.m.

$18 OLLI members, $20 nonmembers

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.


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