Sunday, February 5, 2012

Current Productions from the UK's National Theatre Will Be Retransmitted to Cinemark Cedar Park, starting February 9

Information received directly:

Travelling Light by National TheatreThanks to a vigorous pursuit by new arrival Ben Clark, Austin theatre buffs will have the opportunity to see retransmissions of current productions from the last half of the 2011-2012 season of the UK's National Theatre, beginning on February 9 with Nicolas Wright's Travelling Light.

Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors is scheduled for March 1 and She Stoops to Conquer by Goldsmith will be shown on March 29. Cinemark Cedar Park has scheduled them on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Travelling Light

Thursday February 9th at 7 p.m.

Cinemark Cedar Park,1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, TX (click for map)

Fandango ticketing tel. (800) 326-3264 ext. 1032; cinema telephone 512-259-6741

Director, Playwright and cast members discuss the play:

[Apple users: can't view the video? Click to go to YouTube]

Travelling Light is a new play by Nicholas Wright.

For lovers of Hugo and The Artist: How had a twenty-two-year–old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?

In a remote village in Eastern Europe , around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.

Directed by Nicolas Hytner (click for bio)

Starring Anthony Sher (click for bio)

Further information at the National Theatre website

Click for additional information about the second and third productions

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