Escape to the Theatre with Screenings of World-Class Productions Throughout Season Five
Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College will beam the stars of the London stage onto its silver screen this year for a second, season-long series of the National Theatre Live On Screen productions. The first screening of the series, Jane Eyre, will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Says Harbison Theatre at MTC Executive Director Katie Fox, “The National Theatre Live On Screen helps us fill a popular audience request: our neighbors want more professional theatre! As a mid-sized presenting arts center, it’s very hard to find professional touring theatrical productions that fit on our stage and meet our expectation of artistic quality. While we’re excited when we do find a live production that meets our audience’s expectations – such as this season’s upcoming “Wiesenthal,” we’re thrilled to offer National Theatre Live On Screen events to supplement live programming. NTL On Screen productions feature world class directors, performers, and designers – and our local audience sees the show for, literally, thousands of dollars less than it would cost to travel to London!”
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project launched seven years ago that has broadcast over 20 productions from the Royal National Theatre in London, England and from other associated locations to more than 3.5 million people across the world. Each production is performed in front of a live audience with multiple cameras positioned throughout the auditorium, and live edited to ensure that all viewers of the screening have “the best seat in the house,” while not losing out on the unpredictability of live performance.
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National Theatre Live Presents: Jane Eyre
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:00 PM | $15
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production on the big screen uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.
National Theatre Live Presents: The Audience
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 PM | $15
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as "the audience." No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. The original West End cast, led by Academy and Olivier-award winner Helen Mirren, will grace our screen to divulge the secrets of The Audience.
National Theatre Live Presents: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:00 PM | $15
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cécile de Volanges before her wedding night, but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
This show is suggested for audiences 15+ years. The production contains brief nudity.
National Theatre Live Presents: Medea
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:00 PM | $15
In Euripides’ powerful tragedy, 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.
Individual show tickets as well as packages are available now at www.HarbisonTheatre.org. Buyers may also order tickets via phone at 803.407.5011 or in person at the Harbison Theatre Box Office, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. The box office also will open two hours prior to each show.
About Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Rooted in the performing arts, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College offers programs and productions that encourage reflection, examination and discovery; and that provide entertainment, education and opportunity to professionals, learners and community members in all stages of life. To learn about upcoming events, purchase tickets, or pursue sponsorship and volunteer opportunities with Harbison Theatre, please visit harbisontheatre.org.
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About Midlands Technical College
Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and the largest provider of transfer students to the University of South Carolina, MTC enrolls approximately 16,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, annually has 25,000 enrollments and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year. midlandstech.edu
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