"Man and Superman" at the Quick, NT Live, May 19

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"Man and Superman" at the Quick, NT Live, May 19

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes ( The English Patient , Schindler's List , Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in an exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw's witty Man and Superman to be broadcast from London’s National Theatre to the Quick Center for the Arts at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 19.

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

Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven vs. hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

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.

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