NT Live - UK's National Theater and Stratford Shakespeare Festival
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NT Live is a groundbreaking initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances of plays onto cinema screens around the world. See plays put on by one of the most prestigious theaters in the world right here in Hudson – without the airfare. The NT stage performance will be filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to movie theatres and performing arts centers throughout the UK and Europe, and on a time-delay basis to sites in the US including Time & Space Limited.

TSL is excited to confirm the first details for the sixth season of National Theatre of London that will launch in September, 2014. Note: the National plans its repertoire with comparatively short lead times, which makes it difficult to announce all the dates for the season far in advance. Stay tuned.

Reserve your tickets, and come join us for these outstanding performances.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets go on sale on August 1st. Box office hours are M-F 10 am - 4 pm. For more information call 518-822-8448 or email fyi@timeandspace.org

2014-2015 Schedule:

Saturday, Feb 28th: 1:00
General: $20, Student: $15
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Stratford Shakespeare Festival : King Lear

A kingdom divided, a family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm. Four hundred years after it was written, King Lear, resonates as never before. This powerful and unforgettable production of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy stars the incomparable Colm Feore in the role of a lifetime, directed by Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino.

Stratford Fesitval HD 2015 Trailer from Emily Baron on Vimeo.

2h 53 minutes

Sunday, Mar 15th: 1:00
Adults: $22, Children Under 12: $15
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National Theatre of London - NT Live
Live Simulcast: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he's as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a 'first-class person', while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum's first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

Directed by Rufus Norris
2014, 180 minutes

Sunday, Mar 29th: 1:00
Adults: $22, Children Under 12: $15
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National Theatre of London - NT Live
Live Simulcast: A View from the Bridge

Don't miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic's 'magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold' production of A View from the Bridge - the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent's top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret - one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller's tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London's West End by National Theatre Live.

Directed by Ivo van Hove
2014, 1 hr 55 minutes

Saturday, Apr 11th: 1:00
General: $20, Student: $15
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Stratford Shakespeare Festival : King John

When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother's anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare's King John, with commanding performances by Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins, directed by Tim Carroll, whose recent Shakespeare productions took Broadway by storm.
"Deliciously contemporary."
J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail
"Tom McCamus plays King John, rivetingly, as a neurotic narcissist. It's a daring performance."
Robert Cushman, National Post
"This sublime King John has a remarkable intimacy, crystallized by the formidable actor Graham Abbey, whose relationship with the audience becomes one of the closest I've ever seen in a Shakespearean drama."
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"The action is riveting, the political machinations delicious and all the performers, royal or otherwise, take great delight in the parts they're playing."
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

2h 51 minutes

Thursday, Apr 16th: 7:00
Saturday, Apr 18th: 1:00
Adults: $22, Children Under 12: $15
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Live Simulcast: The Hard Problem

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is 'the hard problem' which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner
2014, 3hrs minutes

Saturday, May 16th: 1:00
Adults: $22, Children Under 12: $15
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National Theatre of London - NT Live
Live Simulcast: Man and Superman

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

2014,

Saturday, May 23rd: 1:00
General: $20, Student: $15
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Stratford Shakespeare Festival : Antony and Cleopatra

The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints an unforgettable landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart's transgressions.
"Yanna McIntosh makes Cleopatra the consummate sexual manipulator, proud of her talents, furious when they fail her."
Robert Cushman, National Post
"Geraint Wyn Davies offers us an Antony of boundless charm and eternal optimism."
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
"Antony and Cleopatra reminds us that sexuality is all too often wasted on the young. Its hero and heroine are old enough to know better. Nonetheless, they crash and burn in a sea of intense, obsessive, sexual desire - before our very eyes."
Robert Reid, The Record
"Antony and Cleopatra has two of Shakespeare's most soaring characters, and the kind of final love-death sequence that great art thrives on."
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

2h 50 minutes

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