London Theater Festival Returns to Majestic Theater
The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA will present the 2nd annual National Theatre Live Festival from London on Thursday, September 7 - Sunday, September 10, 2017. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world. "The Majestic is proud to be the only theater in America to feature a festival with these 8 PLAYS in 4 DAYS", remarked Jeffrey W. Gabel, Founding Executive Director. "Last year we sold over 700 tickets and attracted theater goers from 10 states and as far away as California, Texas and New Hampshire."
Patrons can purchase a full Festival pass for $175 to see all 8 shows, or purchase individual show tickets: Adults $25, Students $12. This year we have added an Opening Night Reception on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00p.m. (included in the Festival pass) or you can purchase it separately and it includes "Obsession" show at 8:00 p.m.) Adults $40 & Students $25. Individual show times are available at gettysburgmajestic.org as well as the speakers and times for our popular pre-show talks.
Featured British actors include Jude Law, Andrew Garfield, Daniel Radcliffe, Lucian Msamati, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill and many more. Full show descriptions and trailers can been seen on the Majestic's website at gettysburgmajestic.org.
-Obsession-Jude Law stars as Gino who is a down-at-heel and magnetically handsome drifter in a chilling tale of passion and crime. (Show time: Thurs. 8p.m.).
-Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Angels in America ("Millennium" -"Part 1" and "Perestroika"-"Part 2") about the 1980's AIDS crisis and how New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. The all-star cast includes Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey. (Show times: "Part 1" Friday 2:15p.m. & Sat. 10:30a.m. and "Part 2" Sat. 3p.m. & Sun. 5p.m.).
-Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead -Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's brilliantly funny situation comedy about two hapless minor characters who stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare's iconic drama, Hamlet. (Show times: Fri. 6:30p.m. & Sat. 7:45p.m.).
-Peter Shaffer's 1981 Tony award winning play Amadeus about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, who arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world, and is determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri played by Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones) is seized by obsessive jealousy and begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. (Show times: Fri. 7p.m. & Sun. 12 noon).
-Harold Pinter's No Man's Land stars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart as two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, who engage in a drunken evening of witty conversation and power games. (Show times: Sat. 11a.m. & Sun. 7:30p.m.)
-Shakespeare's Twelfth Night -A ship wrecked crew who struggle to survive on a dessert island are caught up in a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. Simon Godwin directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan and Daniel Ezra. (Show times: Sat. 2:45p.m. & Sun. 3:30p.m.).
-Edward Albee's landmark play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is about the breakdown of a marriage. Starring Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones), Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre). (Show times: Sat. 7p.m. & Sun. 11a.m.).
Tickets can be purchased by calling 717-337-8200, visiting gettysburgmajestic.org or stopping by the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from Noon until 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Gettysburg College as a cultural treasure for its campus and the community.