John Cleese to Appearr Live Following MONTY PYTHON Film Screening at the CCA

John Cleese to Appearr Live Following MONTY PYTHON Film Screening at the CCA

Living comedy legend John Cleese is heading to the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on September 20, 2017 at 7PM. John will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before John silly walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will build as the audience will get to watch the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail in its entirety on the big screen. WMUR-TV's Sean McDonald will moderate the Q&A.

Cleese is known for his work on programs such as Cheers, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Will & Grace, and the Emmy-nominated TLC documentary The Human Face with John Cleese. His film credits include Silverado, The Out-of-Towners, Rat Race and Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein. He also co-authored two best-selling books on psychology - Families and How to Survive Them and Life and How to Survive It - and served briefly as Minister of Defense in the John Major Cabinet. He recently completed his autobiography So, Anyway... which was described by the Daily Mail as "self-obsessed." In his self-described "twilight years", John passes his time writing film scripts, giving speeches to business audiences, doing seminars on creativity, teaching at Cornell, paying alimony, and doting on three huge cats and a fish.

Sean McDonald, a New England native, has traveled extensively before coming back to New Hampshire to settle. He grew up in Malden, MA, one of five children, and is happy to be back home doing what he loves -- reporting the news. NH joined the WMUR News 9 team in April 1999 as a general assignment reporter. Sean's experience crosses the country, from WHDH and WLVI in Boston to KECI in Missoula, Mt., to KIMA in Yakima, Wash. He received a B.A. from Providence College and a M.S. from Boston University. His hobbies include playing the guitar and piano and writing music. He also enjoys hockey or a round of golf.

Tickets for the September 20 event may be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at (603) 225-1111 or online at Tickets may also obtained at the Center's box office at 44 South Main St., Concord, NH, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11AM to 6PM.

About the Capitol Center for the Arts

The award-winning Capitol Center for the Arts ( inspires, educates, and entertains audiences by providing a quality venue for the performing arts as well as a wide range of professional-level, artistically-significant presentations. The Center is conveniently located off Rt. 93 in downtown Concord, New Hampshire and is close to several quality restaurants, shopping boutiques, and other area attractions. The facility first opened in 1927 as the Capitol Theatre, a prime stop on the Vaudeville circuit; it later became Concord's premier movie house and concert hall. After closing in 1989, it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation / modernization and reopened in 1995 as the Capitol Center for the Arts. Today, the Capitol Center is home to the 1304-seat Chubb Theatre, the Spotlight Café, The Governor's Hall ballroom, and the Kimball House, a Victorian mansion.

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