The new season of HD screenings from the National Theatre Live series begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Simon Stephens' stage adaptation based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon about a 15-year-old boy "ill-equipped to interpret everyday life but with a penchant for detective work." The 2 1/2-hour play is suitable for children 13 years and older. Marianne Elliott directs.
Next up will be a new play by Stephen Beresford, "The Last of the Haussmans," directed by Howard Davies. The play, a funny, touching and sometimes savage portrait of a family that's losing its grip," stars Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory. The screening will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 2 and 7 p.m. On Nov. 1 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Simon Russell Beale stars in William Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens." Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National Theatre, stages the "strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin."
The shows will be screened at select cinemas around the world and in some cases -- the 2 p.m. shows -- broadcast live as they are performed at London's National Theatre.
The shows will also be shown at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" will be shown on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. "The Last of the Haussmans" will be shown on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. "Timon of Athens" will play Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Tickets at the Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road, are $25; $20 seniors; $15 for children and students.
Tickets at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., are $20.
Information for the Quick Center is 203-254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396 and www.quickcenter.com. Information for the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is 860-510-0473 and at www.katharinehepburntheater.org.
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