CORIOLANUS with Tom Hiddleston to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse, 2/16
Broadcast direct from National Theatre in London, Shakespeare's Coriolanus will mesmerize on Sunday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Birgitte Hjort Sørensen plays the role of Virgilia, and Tom Hiddleston stars as Coriolanus. An old adversary threatens Rome, and the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home, too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field, Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people in this Shakespearean play. For dinner-and-a-show, Bernard's (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special $45 prix-fixe menu, or a free glass of wine with dinner before these events, when tickets are presented; reservations suggested beginning at 5 p.m. This event is underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Marilyn and Joe Kreitz, Joanne and John Patrick, Starbucks Coffee, Sabina and Walter Slavin, Taylor Zemo Foundation, The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery.
Other Live in HD events at the Playhouse include Borodin's Prince Igor, from the Met on Saturday, March 1, at 12 noon, and Massenet's Werther, on Saturday, March 15, at 12:55 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, at 12 noon.
For tickets ($25 adults, $20 seniors/members, $15 students, $18 each for each in the series), call the box office at (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.