Symphony Space Presents Eudora Welty: A Tribute in Stories
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London's National Theatre is broadcasting its original stage production of King Lear, and you can catch a live screening of the show at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space. Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens) in the title role of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. Regarded as among Shakespeare's greatest plays, King Lear depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This sweeping legend depicts the devastating consequences of pride, as King Lear's hubris and his daughters' ambitions destroy not just their own family, but an entire nation as well. Learn More
Ann Patchett and other writers pay tribute to Eudora Welty (1909-2001), sharing thoughts on her work and introducing actors to read some of her lesser-known gems. During her lifetime, most of which she spent in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, Welty published such beloved stories as "Why I Live at the P.O." and "The Petrified Man" in collections including A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net and The Golden Apples. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1972 novel The Optimist’s Daughter. "I try," Eudora Welty writes, "to enter the mind, heart, and skin of a human being who is not myself. Whether this happens to be a man or a woman, old or young, with skin black or white, the primary challenge lies in making the jump itself. It is the act of a writer's imagination I set most high." Marian Seldes, Sloane Shelton and Kathryn Markey will perform “Lily Daw and the Three Ladies,” “The Key” and “A Piece of News.”