National Theatre Live - DV8 Physical Theatre's JOHN on Thursday, January 15, 2015 2 & 7 p.m.

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre brings its powerful new production to the National Theatre. Lloyd Newson, DV8's artistic director, interviewed more than 50 men, asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others in an unexpected place, unknown to most. Created as a dance-theatre work, JOHN depicts real-life stories where movement and spoken word combine in an intense, moving and poignant theatrical experience.

"Bold, involving and utterly unique. Hannes Langolf's central performance is simply devastating in its impact and empathy." – The Daily Telegraph

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. It is suitable for those 18 and older.

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. 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 $25, $20 seniors, $15 students. For tickets, visit the Box Office or or call 203-254-4010 or (toll-free) 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Posted on December 23, 2014

Vol. 47, No. 147

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