Amphibian Stage Productions Adds National Theatre Live Screenings

Amphibian Stage Productions Adds National Theatre Live Screenings

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced additional National Theatre Live screenings for 2014, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Productions of King Lear, an encore screening of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Small Family Business, broadcast from London, will follow the previously announced screenings of Coriolanus and War Horse in the fifth season of this critically acclaimed series.

Distributed internationally by BY Experience, National Theatre Live is an initiative to broadcast live performances from the National Theatre's stages to cinemas worldwide. In Fort Worth, the screenings are presented exclusively at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, courtesy of Amphibian Stage Productions. Fort Worth screenings of National Theatre Live began in the fall of 2011.

National Theatre Live's fifth season continues with:

King Lear
By William Shakespeare
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
2 PM and 7 PM

Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare's tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear's world descends into chaos.

A Small Family Business
By Alan Ayckbourn
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
2 PM and 7 PM

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law's business he's approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack's integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (ENCORE)
Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
2 PM and 7 PM

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as 'a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle'. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain - exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Tickets to National Theatre Live screenings are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Members of Amphibian Stage Productions and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive an additional $5 discount.

To purchase tickets, theatergoers may call 817-923-3012, write to boxoffice@amphibianproductions.org, or visit www.amphibianproductions.org. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

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