Jude Law, Daniel Radcliffe and More from NT Live at the Quick
The Quick Center for the Arts has added new National Theatre (NT) Live broadcasts to their schedule. Escape the heat this summer and join us for a cool afternoon or evening with Jude Law in Obsession, Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and Imogen Poots in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Single tickets are $25, senior tickets are $20, and children or students are $10.
Jude Law takes the stage for the June 7 broadcast of Obsession, a stage adaptation of the 1943 Luchino Visconti film. Directed by Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler), Obsession tells the story of Gino, a handsome drifter who encounters Giuseppe and Giovanna, a married couple, at a roadside restaurant. After Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair, they plot to murder her husband, a feat that only serves to tear them apart.
On June 12, Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, and David Haig will star in a performance of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, a situation comedy by Tom Stoppard broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. Set against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage as the young duo stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama.
Concluding the new NT Live offerings for the season is the June 28 broadcast of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, presented by Sonia Friedman Productions. Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, and Imogen Poots star in this critically acclaimed, five-star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, which tells the story of Martha, who — much to her husband George’s displeasure — has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth telling.
NT Live is an initiative of the National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season in June 2009, the broadcasts have been experienced by more than 5.5 million people in more than 2,000 venues around the world, including more than 650 venues in the UK alone.
Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
For more information on the NT Live broadcasts at the Quick Center, visit quickcenter.com or contact the Quick Center Box Office at 203.254.4010.