National Theatre Live in HD Broadcast: Macbeth


Exclusive area presentation
Starring Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
2 p.m. (encore), and 7 p.m. (encore)
Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts

Image: Kenneth BrannaughFairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts partners with National Theatre Live to present an exclusive area broadcast in High Definition of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," starring Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth and Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth. Broadcasts take place at 2 p.m. (encore), and 7 p.m. (encore), on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25, $20 seniors, $15 students/children.

This electrifying production of "Macbeth," Shakespeare's tragic tale of ambition and treachery, was filmed earlier this year, as part of a critically acclaimed sold-out presentation at England's Manchester International Festival. It marks Kenneth Branagh's first Shakespeare performance in over a decade, as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston ("Doctor Who," "ER") as Lady Macbeth, in her first stage role in many years, and is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Rob Ashford and Branagh. The Daily Telegraph called it "A 'Macbeth' which will go down as one of the Scottish Play's great revivals," and The Financial Times said it was "a truly immersive experience." Writer, director and actor Kenneth Branagh is one of today's great Shakespearean interpreters. He is known for his work in stage, film and television, and is the only man to be nominated in five different categories for an Academy Award. In the summer of 2014, Branagh will be performing "Macbeth," live, in person, at the Park Avenue Armory Drill Hall in New York City.

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage in High Definition to cinemas across the globe. National Theatre Live, launched in June 2009, currently reaches an audience of over 1.5 million people in 500 venues around the world. Each live broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium, giving cinema audiences the 'best seat in the house' view of each production.

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 October 11, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 77