John le Carré Discusses His Work in Global Cinema Event at River St Theatre This Weekend

Celebrated spy novel author John le Carré discusses his career and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, George Smiley, at a special presentation of a global cinema satellite broadcast from London's Royal Festival Hall. The sold-out event (taped on September 7th) will be shown at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre this Sunday, October 8 at 1:30 pm and again at 7 pm.

John le Carré's novels include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Night Manager, and Smiley's People. The evening will also feature le Carré doing readings from his new George Smiley novel, A Legacy of Spies, and a very rare question and answer session.

The event is in support of Doctors Without Borders, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organization. John le Carré donated his speaker's fee, and a portion each ticket purchase is donated to the organization as well.

The Toadstool Bookshops of Keene, Milford, and Peterborough are the sponsor of the event. They are donating copies of le Carré's A Legacy of Spies, to be raffled off at each showing.

Tickets for John le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley are $10 each. More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.
The River Street Theatre is located in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 6 River Street. The River Street Theatre is sponsored by Grove Street Fiduciary, Coca-Cola, the Board of Trustees of the Park Theatre, Janet S. Grant, Betty Locke, Owen Houghton and the James F. & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.

John le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley still photos, logos, and other digital assets, can be downloaded at:

The new River Street Theatre (or RST) is a project of The Park Theatre. In anticipation of the construction and opening of the new Park Theatre performing arts center, the RST is a small, intimate venue to "bridge" the construction project until the new theatre complex opens. The RST boasts only 28 seats, but it has new, extremely comfortable & upholstered wide seating, HD digital projection plus the best concessions around. Every week the RST presents new independent films, inspiring and educational documentaries, fresh foreign films, ParkKIDS films for children and classic films from Hitchcock to the Coen Brothers. Stage2Screen event cinema includes HD screenings of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live, Stratford Festival, StageRussia and The Royal Opera & Royal Ballet. Finally, for live programming, the RST presents plays, music, stand-up comedy, magicians, and readings. It makes the claim, "New England's Smallest Theatre... and proud of it." The RST promises programming that is always entertaining, innovative and fresh. Located at the heart of New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock, the RST is a 90-minute drive from downtown Boston.
About The Park TheatreThe Park Theatre first opened in Jaffrey in 1922 and was the center of community life as a movie and vaudeville house for 54 years until it closed in 1976. Purchased by The Park Theatre, Inc. in 2006, it will be rebuilt as a state-of-the-art film and performing arts center, featuring two auditoriums seating 485, presenting movies, live theatre (including children's productions), concerts, and lectures as well as offering a place for business and community gatherings for the Monadnock Region and its 100,000 residents, school districts and dynamic artistic community. The new theatre is scheduled to be opened in 2018.

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