Tuesday, October 18, 2016

National Theatre Live at MCC Theatre & Film Arts

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts Presents At The MCC Theatre National Theatre Live

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s ground-breaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally. National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They’ve since broadcast more than forty other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK. Their broadcasts have now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world, including over 650 venues in the UK alone.

Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.

7:30PM on October 28th
At The MCC Theatre

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Frankenstein.
National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Rated: R.
'A theatrical coup.' The Times
'A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town.' Daily Telegraph
'The actors complement each other perfectly.' Guardian
'A monster hit.' Time Out
Tickets available: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zod

A View from the Bridge
7:30PM on November 4th
At The MCC Theatre

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of
A View from the Bridge.

Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns to cinemas due to audience demand.
This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. Rated: PG-13.
“Magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” Evening Standard

“Emotionally devastating. Unforgettable” Independent

“Grips like a thriller” The Mail on Sunday

“It has an ominous beauty and the force of a Greek tragedy” The Sunday Times

“One of the most powerful productions of a Miller play I have ever seen” Daily Telegraph

“Outstanding” The Times

Tickets available: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZoN

The Audience

7:30PM on November 8th
At The MCC Theatre

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of
The Audience.

Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren.

‘Helen Mirren is smashing. Her Majesty will see you now’ New York Times

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience has received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley). The production has also been nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Broadway Play), 4 Drama League Awards (including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play) and 2 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Actress in a Play).

Encore screenings feature a live performance recorded during the original run of the production in London’s West End in 2013, and feature the original West End cast. For all audiences.

Tickets available: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zox

War Horse

7:30PM on December 16th
At The MCC Theatre

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of
War Horse.

The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse, seen by over 4 million people worldwide since its premiere at the National Theatre in 2007, will be broadcast live to cinemas for the very first time from its home at the New London Theatre in the West End on 27 February 2014 as part of National Theatre Live.

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.  A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.

‘Absolutely guaranteed to move the heart; the theatre event of the decade.’ Sunday Times

‘A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!’ Time Magazine

‘Theatrical magic.’ New York Times

‘Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production.’ Daily Telegraph
Tickets available: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZoY

One Man, Two Guvnors

2PM on December 17th
At The MCC Theatre

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of
One Man, Two Guvnors.

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.  Rated: PG-13.

Tickets available: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZoM


7:30PM on December 17th
At The MCC Theatre

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Hamlet.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

‘Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet.’ Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph

‘This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation.’ Matt Trueman, Variety

‘One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.’ Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out
Tickets available: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zo8

Ticket Prices: $15 - General Public, $9 - Seniors, Students & Staff

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