Northwestern Adds WAR HORSE and More to NT Live Screening Schedule
The epic production of National Theatre's "War Horse," based on the novel by English author, poet, playwright and librettist and 2003-05 Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, is the latest addition to a series of hit London plays that will be broadcast this season at Northwestern University. Single tickets to "War Horse" go on sale today (Sept. 27).
In addition to the previously scheduled 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 broadcast of Nick Dear's "Frankenstein," a second broadcast of "Frankenstein" has been added at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. For more on "War Horse" and "Frankenstein," visit http://aries.soc.northwestern.edu/tic/performances/national_theatre/#FRANKENSTEIN.
"War Horse" -- a moving story of one horse's experience in the deadly chaos of the First World War -- is among eight remaining NT Live broadcasts presented by the Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern.
As part of The National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebration this autumn, National Theatre Live will present encore screenings worldwide of some of its latest, acclaimed recent productions. They include Nick Dear's "Frankenstein," based on the novel by Mary Shelley, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the alternating role of the creature; Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Alan Bennett's "The Habit of Art."
Remaining broadcasts at Northwestern include: Shakespeare's "Othello," Nov. 5; two reprisal screenings of "Frankenstein," Nov. 12 (Benedict Cumberbatch is cast as the creature) and Nov. 13 (Jonny Lee Miller portrays the creature); "Macbeth," Nov. 19; a reprise screening of "The Habit of Art," Dec. 10; a reprise of "Hamlet," Jan. 14;"Coriolanus," March 4; and the newly added broadcast of "War Horse," April 1.
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Single tickets to each of the following NT Live broadcasts now on sale are $20 for the general public, $16 for Northwestern faculty and staff (in-person or phone orders only) or $10 for full-time students with valid IDs. Discounts are available for groups of eight or more. Call the TIC Box Office at (847) 491-7282. For more information, visit www.tic.northwestern.edu.
All broadcasts will take place at the Josephine Louis Theatre, 20 Arts Circle Drive, on Northwestern's Evanston campus.
"Othello," by William Shakespeare, directed by Nicholas Hytner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. The National Theatre's new production of Shakespeare's celebrated play is about the destructive power of jealousy. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester ("Henry V" at The National Theatre, BBC's Hustle) takes the title role. Fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear ("The Last of the Haussmans," "James Bond: Skyfall") plays the duplicitous Iago.