Game Plan for Survival with Meg Brown
Harper Cancer Research
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30 PM
Breakthrough: Changing the way you think about cancer
This year's Breakthrough presentation is a sports-themed program featuring keynote speaker Meg Brown, former Texas Longhorn player, author and cancer survivor as she shares her story of overcoming a life and death battle with cancer and reveals her secrets to survival.
National Theatre Live
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM
Directed by Stephen Daldry
With Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
The Trip to Italy (2014)
New at the Browning
Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:30 PM
Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30 PM
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
With Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Not Rated, 108 minutes, DCP
Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Re-whetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.
A Streetcar Named Desire
National Theatre Live
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM
Directed by Benedict Andrews
With Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby
Broadcast from The Young Vic, this bold, new production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, is the fastest-selling show in the company’s history. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.
Le Nozze di Figaro (Encore)
The Met: Live in HD
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM
Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. 232 minutes.
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