A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, HAMLET and More Among Amphibian Stage's 2015 National Theatre Live Lineup
Amphibian Stage Productions today announced new titles for its 2015 line-up of National Theatre Live screenings, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Productions of A View from the Bridge, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Hard Problem, Man and Superman, Everyman, Of Mice and Men and Hamlet, broadcast from the National Theatre in London, make up the seventh 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 seventh season includes:
A View from the Bridge
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone (played by Mark Strong of The Imitation Game and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret - one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he's as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a 'first-class person', while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum's first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighborhood.
The Hard Problem
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is 'the hard problem' which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.
Man and Superman
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
Jack Tanner (played by Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List), celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
Everyman (played by BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave) is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. One of the great primal, spiritual myths,?Everyman?asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.
Of Mice and Men (encore broadcast)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.
Wednesday, December 9 and 16, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
Saturday, December 12 and 19, 2015
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's?Sherlock,?The Imitation Game,?Frankenstein?at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
Tickets to National Theatre Live screenings are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 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 email@example.com, or visit www.amphibianproductions.org. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 71607.
About National Theatre Live - 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.
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.