National Theatre Live's 'CURIOUS INCIDENT', 'HAUSSMANS' and More to Screen at Amphibian Stage, Beg. 10/10
Amphibian Stage Productions today announced its fall line-up of National Theatre Live screenings, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Last of the Haussmans, and Timon of Athens, broadcast from The National Theatre in London, make up the fourth 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 fourth season includes:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
2 PM and 7 PM
Mark Haddon’s beloved and award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been adapted for the stage by Simon Stephen and directed by Marianne Elliot, director of the critically acclaimed War Horse. This intricate examination of the inner workings of a young and extraordinary mind takes us through one boy’s experience of a murder mystery and the frightening journey of everyday life. Simon Stephens’ adaptation offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous best-selling novel.
The Last of the Haussmans
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
2 PM and 7 PM
Stephen Beresford’s new play, The Last of the Haussmans, directed by Howard Davies, examines the fate of the 1960s revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching, and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that’s losing its grip. Julie Walters leads an all-star cast as the feisty matriarch of this fragile family.
Timon of Athens
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
2 PM and 7 PM
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Timon of Athens, Shakespeare’s strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt, and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton, and directed by Nicholas Hytner. Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, and ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by freeloaders and sycophants. When he vastly outspends his resources and calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. An angry and vengeful Timon retreats into the wilderness, cursing the morally bankrupt Athens.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.amphibianproductions.org. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 71607.
National Theatre Live is The National Theatre of Great Britain’s initiative to broadcast live performances from the National’s stages to cinemas worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over half a million people have now experienced the National’s acclaimed work on movie screens around the world.
National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some US cities, and time-delayed in countries further afield. There are over 100 venues in the UK alongside venues in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, and Europe. The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.
Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. Now in its thirteenth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.
Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles, that is steadily increasing the company’s visibility and following. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.
Amphibian is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Amon G. Carter Foundation, The Ryan Foundation, Alcon Foundation, Pangburn Foundation, William E. Scott Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn, Mrs. Betty J. Sanders, The Rug Company, Out of Nowhere Website Design, Bates Container, Pier 1 Imports, and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian’s devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post–World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. The Modern promotes understanding and interest in art and artists through curatorial research and publications, and a variety of educational programs, including lectures, guided tours, classes, and workshops.
The Modern’s Permanent Collection consists of more than 3,000 works including pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Serra, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol.