Amphibian Announces New National Theatre Live Screenings for 2013: THE MAGISTRATE, PEOPLE and THIS HOUSE

Amphibian Announces New National Theatre Live Screenings for 2013: THE MAGISTRATE, PEOPLE and THIS HOUSE

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced its spring line-up of National Theatre Live screenings, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Productions of The Magistrate, People, and This House, broadcast from The National Theatre in London, continue 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 continues with:

The Magistrate
By Arthur Wing Pinero
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
2 PM and 7 PM

Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, 3rd Rock from the Sun) takes the title role in this uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You and Into the Woods, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London).

With his louche air and a developed taste for smoking, gambling, alcohol, and women, it's hard to believe Cis Farringdon is only 14. And that's because he isn't. Agatha, his mother, dropped five years from her true age - and his - when she married amiable magistrate Posket. When her deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous mishaps.

By Alan Bennett
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
2 PM and 7 PM

Award-winning writer Alan Bennett is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner and Olivier Award-winning actress Frances de la Tour for this new play.

People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one's house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy (Frances de la Tour) wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.

Alan Bennett is one of Britain's most celebrated playwrights, and the much anticipated People is the sixth of his plays to have its premiere at The National Theatre.

This House
By James Graham
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2 PM and 7 PM

It's 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain's political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fistfights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes. It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.

James Graham's biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to maneuver a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

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, or visit The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

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