Selected Shorts: Passport to London: Actors Read Short Stories at Symphony Space
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The last date listed for Selected Shorts: Passport to London was Wednesday April 15, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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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
<p>This second Passport event presents three stories set in a colorful, contemporary London. Each story reveals a different side of the rich tapestry of the city and presents encounters and clashes between old and new London. Rita Wolf will perform Shereen Pandit's "She Shall Not Be Moved," and other actors will perform stories by Rose Tremain and Andrea Levy (Small Island).
Rita Wolf was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role in David Greig's The American Pilot at Manhattan Theatre Club. Her career began at the Royal Court Theatre in London with Hanif Kureishi's Borderline. Her New York theatre credits include David Hare's Stuff Happens at the Public Theater, A.R. Gurney's O, Jerusalem at The Flea, and Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul at New York Theatre Workshop and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her film credits include Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Laundrette. She is a founding member of the London-based Kali Theatre Company.</p>