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National Theatre Live Screening: King Lear by William Shakespeare

at Guild Hall | Fri Nov 09

Location

Guild Hall

158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
(Map)
Tel: 6313240806
Contact Name: Reception
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Date & Time

07:00 PM
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Cost:    $18 ($16 for Members)
Description

Friday, November 9 at 7pm  
National Theatre Live Screening: King Lear by William Shakespeare 

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph) 
Broadcast live from 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 aging 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. 

General Admission: $18 ($16 for Members)  
Tickets at GuildHall.org; Box Office 2 hours prior to screening 631-324-4050; GH Reception during Museum Hours: Fri, Sat and Mon 11am–5pm and Sun 12–5pm; Theatermania.com or 1-866-811-4111.

The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631-324-0806; GuildHall.org 


All Theater Programming is supported by generous gifts from Barbara Slifka, Marders, and the Daryl and Steven Roth Foundation, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Hess Philanthropic Fund, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, and Vital Projects Fund, with additional support from Brown Harris Stevens, Forever Bungalows, and public funds provided by Suffolk County.