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.
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.
L.A. Theatre Works: In the Heat of the Night
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM
Susan Albert Loewenberg, producing director
Adapted by Matt Pelfrey
This gripping murder mystery novel set in a small Southern
town became an Oscar-winning film and an Emmy Award-winning television show. Best for ages 13+. Strong language advisory.
When the body of a wealthy white man is discovered police
arrest a black stranger passing through town, only to learn that Virgil Tibbs
is a respected homicide detective. Tibbs reluctantly finds himself working with
the chief of police to solve the murder, while wrestling with the fear, hatred,
and prejudices prevalent in the deep South in the 1960s.
The role of Virgil Tibbs is played by the young up and coming actor Ryan Vincent Anderson. The production also stars a great mix of actors with stage, film, and TV credits. Included is TV and film star Tom Virtue (Even Stevens, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Charmed, Entourage, Two and a Half Men, Iron Man 3 and many more).
Also in the cast are Michael Hammond whose credits include the Shakespeare Theatre DC and the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Travis Johns, a frequent guest star on TV (Nip/Tuck, Days of Our Lives, Ray Donovan, The Mentalist and more). Kalen Harriman and L.A. Theatre Works stalwart, Darren Richardson, whose distinctive voice has been heard in a wide array of films from Pirates of the Caribbean to X-Men are also in the cast.
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Department of Film, Television and Theatre
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:30 PM
by Luigi Pirandello
FTT presents Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 masterpiece Six Characters in Search of an Author, newly adapted and directed by ND alumnus Patrick Vassel (’07). In Pirandello’s original script, the title characters commandeer the rehearsal of a play to tell their own stories, calling into question the relationship between art and life. In FTT’s adaptation, the six characters abandon the theatre for the set of a contemporary reality TV show, blurring even further the line between what is real and what is artifice.
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