The Appell Center is pleased to bring a new performing arts opportunity to theater loving fans. National Theatre Live presents exquisite filmed productions of theater productions, directly from London’s West End. Screenings will occur throughout the 2020-2021 season and will be shown in the high definition and surround sound glory of the Capitol Theatre. With ticket prices of $15 and $13 (Members and Veterans), this is an ideal opportunity to experience some of the greatest plays performed by many of today’s top actors.
Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production captured live from London’s West End. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play . Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.