Behind the Beautiful Forevers (2015)
National Theatre Live
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00 PM
Directed by Rufus Norris
With Meera Syal
Not Rated, 180 minutes, Captured Live Broadcast
Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi, a Mumbai slum, recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. As India is surging with global ambition and urban development, a mother and son struggle to find the money needed to purchase a proper house.
Le Malade imaginaire
Romance Languages & Literatures
Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7:30 PM
This is the last play Molière wrote, and a brilliant satire of medicine and marriage in 17th century France.
Argan is a perfectly healthy man whose doctor has found a cash cow, ordering daily enemas and blood-lettings for him. Argan schemes to have his daughter marry a bumbling young doctor, even though she loves another. His second wife schemes to take all his money when he finally dies. Luckily, the sassy servant Toinette has her own schemes to undo the chaos that Argan has visited upon his family.
Family friendly, all ages are welcome. Performed in French. A brief synopsis of the play in English will be provided.
Dead Man's Cell Phone
Department of Film, Television and Theatre
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:30 PM
by Sarah Ruhl
Gordon sits in a café, waiting for someone to notice he’s dead. Then his cell phone rings…
No late seating. Contains mature content.
The Hard Problem (2015)
National Theatre Live
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Not Rated, 180 minutes, Satellite
Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work: if there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This “hard problem” puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who including her mentor, her boss and the billionaire founder of the institute.
Moving Through Math: Geometric Transformations & Symmetry
Kennedy Center Workshop
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 PM
For teachers of Grades K–4
For up to 30 teachers
Many young students only learn to recognize shapes in isolation, and in base orientation. When shapes are combined, flipped, or rotated, many children can no longer recognize them! However, when young students learn to construct and manipulate shapes with their bodies, their spatial reasoning skills are dramatically enhanced. Connecting creative movement to visual understanding adds a powerful new dimension to the study of geometry. In this workshop, teachers learn to lead the creative movement story, Meet the Shape Family. This story takes young children on a step-by-step journey through lines, angles, shapes, shape transformations, composite shapes, and 3-dimensional shapes. During this joyful experience, children move, create, and collaborate with partners and in small groups. Children extend their thinking when they identify and draw complex shapes in the world around them. for older students, they will learn to master lines (orientations and relationships), angles, hierarchy and classification of shapes, side/angle relationships, area and perimeter, and 3-dimensional shapes (vertices, edges, and faces).
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