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This year ACT will offer National Theatre Live in addition to the wonderful performances of The Met!

National Theatre Live:

Skylight

Starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan

April 10 & 11 – 7pm

Tickets sold online: here

Skylight

 By David Hare

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).

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including Plenty, Racing Demon, Amy’s View,Pravda (with Howard Brenton) and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hoursand The Reader.

Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995, before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

Tickets are $20-Adult and $12-Student.

Half of every ticket sold goes to support your local theatre!

Go to our online tickets or visit our Live in HD tab for more information about line-up.

The Met: Live in HD! is selling tickets for its third year at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center.

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

April 25 – 11:30 AM

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min.

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) are the unlucky heroines, and George Gagnidze sings both Alfio and Tonio. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

The Met: Live in HD!  ACT and Civic Music have partnered to bring The Met:  Live in HD to Marion Ross Performing Arts Center to give people in the area an opportunity to see The New York Metropolitan Opera live in Albert Lea.  Check out our Live in HD tab for more information.

As always tickets for this and all other Operas are at our Wiztix order page.

Bolshoi Ballet: Live in HD

Ivan the Terrible – May 31 – 5pm

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company’s repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

 

 See our ACT’s full 50th season show list under our season tab.

If you are ordering for a wheelchair seat, please e-mail, stop by or call the box office.  We will be holding these seats in reserve for wheelchairs in the theater for a first come, first serve basis.  For more information, please go to our Tickets tab.

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We hope to see you all at the theatre!

-ACT

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