"Othello," Shakespeare's celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy, opened the fall broadcast season Sept. 26 at Fairfield University's Quick Center.
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's project to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage in high definition to cinemas across the globe.
National Theatre Live, launched in June 2009, reaches an audience of more than 1.5 million people in 500 venues around the world.
Each live broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theater with cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium, giving cinema audiences the "best seat in the house" view of each production.
In "Othello," Adrian Lester played the title role and Rory Kinnear had the role of Iago. They are on the same stage again, following their collaboration on the National Theatre's recent production of "Hamlet," coming to The Quick Center as an encore broadcast on Oct. 24.
This year's schedule will also include a special broadcast on Nov. 17 celebrating National Theatre of Great Britain's 50th anniversary.
Other upcoming HD broadcast performances at the Quick Center include "Macbeth," on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 and 7 p.m.; "Hamlet," on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 2 and 7 p.m.; "Frankenstein," Friday, Nov. 1 at 2 and 7 p. m. (not recommended for children under 16); "The Habit of Art," Thursday, Nov. 7, at 2 and 7 p.m.; "National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage," on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p. m.; and "Coriolanus" on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at 2 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25; $20 for seniors and $15 for students and children. They are available through the Quick Center Box Office: 203-254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-278-7396. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.