NT Live: King Lear

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Grand
165 Maine Street, Ellsworth, ME, 04605

On Thursday, September 27th at 2:00 pm, The Grand projects on the giant Coastal Eye Care screen a live, high-definition simulcast of the NT Live presentation of Shakespeare’s classic tale of politics gone mad “King Lear”, starring Ian McKellen. Broadcast live from London’s West End, see McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. 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 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. Tickets for this General Admission presentation are $15 for Adults & Seniors, $12 for Grand Members, $10 for Students (17 & under) and $7 for Youth (12&under). For more information on this or other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow us on Facebook.

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