National Theatre Live: A View From the Bridge

In Rhinebeck 
April 29
Wed 2:30
 (UK/2015/play by Arthur Miller/directed by Ivo van Hove)
 2 hours
 $15/$14 seniors/$13 members & under 16
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (familiar from movie roles in THE IMITATION GAME, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY) in London’s Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale that he wrote in the mid-1950s. Set in Red Hook Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone (Strong) welcomes his Sicilian cousins, two brothers, to the land of freedom. The story revolves around Carbone’s unhealthy, possessive love for Catherine (Phoebe Fox) his 17-year-old niece, who has lived with him and his wife since the death of her mother years earlier. As young, innocent Catherine falls in love with the younger of the two brothers, Eddie seethes with anger and resentment. Freedom comes at a price as Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. This revival recently won three Laurence Olivier Awards in April 2015, for Best Actor (Mark Strong), Best Revival and Best Director (Ivo van Hove).

Charles Spencer in The Telegraph wrote, “This staging of A View from the Bridge (1956) is one of the most powerful productions of a Miller play I have ever seen. It breaks the surly bonds of naturalism and the conventions …  to create a work of seething intensity and savage beauty that grips the audience throughout its interval-free two-hour playing time… I left The Young Vic in no doubt that I had seen a great, fresh-minted production of a modern classic…The acting is superb. Eddie Carbone is one of the greatest roles in modern drama, a truly tragic hero…”

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London National Theatre: Frankenstein

In Rhinebeck
Wed Dec 10 1:30
(UK / 2011 / Directed by Danny Boyle)
Tickets $15 Adults / $14 Seniors / $13 members
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Upstate’s screening of Frankenstein features Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) as Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave,Star Trek: Into Darkness) as his creature creation. 
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
Unrated, approximately 2 hours
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London National Theatre: Skylight

In Rhinebeck
Wed Jan 14 at 2:30
(UK / 2014 / Directed by Stephen Daldry)
Tickets $15 Adults / $14 Seniors / $13 Members
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, An Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An Education, One Day, The Look of Love).
Unrated / 158 mins.
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London National Theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire

In Rhinebeck 
Oct 29
Wed 1:30 
(UK / 2014 / Directed by Benedict Andrews)
Unrated / 3 hrs 22 mins (with intermission)
Tickets $15 Adults / $14 Seniors / $13 Members 
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast from their London home by National Theatre Live… with Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley, and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.
As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.
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London National Theatre: MEDEA

In Rhinebeck 
Oct 5
Sun 3:30 
(UK / 2014 / Directed by Carrie Cracknell)
Unrated / 105 mins.
Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.
It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.
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London National Theatre: A Small Family Business

In Rhinebeck 
Wed July 16 1:30
Tickets $15 Adults / $14 Seniors and Students / $13 Members
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.
Jack McCracken (Nigel Lindsay) is a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.
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London National Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

In Rhinebeck 
June 18 
Wed 1:30  
(UK / 2014 / Directed by Marianne Elliott)
Unrated / 180 mins
Tickets $15 Adults / $14 Seniors / $13 Members and kids under 16
Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.
Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs. Shears’ dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
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National Theatre Live: King Lear

In Rhinebeck 
May 21 
Wed 1:30  
(UK / 2014 / Directed by Sam Mendes)
Unrated / 223 minutes
Tickets $15 Adults / $14 Seniors / $13 Members
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.
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London National Theatre: Coriolanus

In Rhinebeck
March 5
Wednesday 1:30
*Because of last week’s snow, we’re bringing Coriolanus back for another show 
Tickets $15 Adults / $13 Seniors and students / $11 Members
This is the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge.
In this production, the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (War Horse, The Avengers, Midnight in Paris, Thor) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home, too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field of battle, Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people. 3 hours.
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