From September 22 through November 24, 2012.
This fall the Coral Gables Art Cinema continue its “Live from the National Theatre of London” series of recorded high definition recorded performances from one of the world’s most prestigious theater companies. Plays include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Last of the Haussmans and Timon of Athens, presented one weekend a month from September through November. This unique and groundbreaking program, for which the Coral Gables Art Cinema is the exclusive Miami-Dade venue, brings the best of British theater direct from the stage to South Florida. Each performance will be captured live and presented in digital high-definition projection providing audiences an extraordinary close-up view of the world-class productions that take center stage at the National Theatre of London.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the best selling novel by Mark Haddon, will be presented Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23 at 1:00 p.m. Adapted by Simon Stephens, the plays follows 15 year-old Christopher, who is under suspicion for staking Mrs Shears’ dead dog with a garden fork. Having never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, the young detective records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. The detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. The play is suitable for ages 13 and up.
The Last of the Haussmans, a new play by Stephen Beresford, will be presented Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28 at 1:00 p.m. Starring BAFTA, Golden Globe and Olivier Award winning actor Julie Walters, whose on screen credits include Educating Rita, Mamma Mia! and the Harry Potter series, stars as family matriarch Judy Haussman. The laugh-out-loud comedy follows the feisty, aging and high society drop-out who remains in spirit with the Ashrams of the 1960s while holding court in her dilapidated Art Deco house on the Devon coast. Rory Kinnear, winner of the Evening Standard Award for the hit Hamlet, and Helen McCrory, from The Queen and Hugo, star as Walters’ wayward offspring. The Observer raves, “Stephen Beresford’s first play is a knockout – entertaining, sad and outrageous.” To watch interviews with the cast, click here.
Timon of Athens, a new take on the Shakespearean classic, will be presented on Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25 at 1:00 p.m. Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. Described by The Independent as ‘the greatest stage actor of his generation,’ Beale recently starred in the play The Collaborators, which screened in January at the Gables Cinema. Wealthy friend to the rich, powerful patron of the arts and ostentatious host, Timon of Athens showers gifts and hospitality on the city’s elite. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well. When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and pouring ever more surreal curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.
“We’re excited to once again be showing these high caliber, diverse plays from this world-class company,” said Gables Cinema Director Robert Rosenberg. “The three plays are dramatically different in plot lines and themes but will surely entertain a wide range of South Florida audiences.”
Tickets to these special event programs are $16 general admission, $14 for seniors 65-and-over and full-time students (I.D. required), $12 for members of the Cinema, and $10 for children 12-and-under, and are available for purchase in advance online at www.gablescinema.com and in person at the box office during regular screening hours. Funding for the full series has been generously provided in part by the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
The “Live from the National Theatre of London” series will continue in the winter and spring of 2013 with productions and dates to be announced.
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134