National Theatre Live in HD presents "People"


Thursday, March 21, 2013
3 p.m. (live) and 7 p.m. (encore)
Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts

Image: PeopleFairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts presents two high-definition broadcasts of The National Theatre of London's production of "People," Alan Bennett's hilarious new play, in National Theatre Live in HD presentations at 3 p.m. (live) and 7 p.m. (encore) on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $15 children, students, and faculty.

"People" features the acclaimed star of stage and screen, Frances de la Tour, whose live theatre performances have earned her three Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award, and whose film credits include "The Book of Eli," "Hugo," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1." Alan Bennett is one of Britain's most celebrated comic playwrights. The much-anticipated "People" is his sixth play to be premiered at the National Theatre. Nicholas Hytner directs, in a play about an aristocratic ex-model named Dorothy (Frances de la Tour), who lives in her mouldering mansion with her companion, Iris, played by Linda Bassett. Dorothy shrinks from the idea of it being opened to the public gaze. She is even tempted by an offer from an appraiser to transport the whole house to Dorset or Wiltshire. Meanwhile, Dorothy's sister, June, played by Selina Cadell, is close to doing a deal with the National Trust which will both make the house a piece of English history and fill it with racily interactive features. "People" has been called "outrageously funny and provocative" by The Independent News, "wonderfully funny," by The Times, and "entertaining, and surprisingly touching" by The Daily Telegraph.

Now in its fourth season, National Theatre Live in HD continues to deliver performances of some of the best of British theater to theatres around the world. Stage performances are captured live in front of an audience at London's National Theatre and its collaborating companies. The shows are then broadcast (live and time-delayed) in high definition across Europe and America.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 27, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 204