National Theatre Live on Thursdays at Rutland’s Paramount
The Paramount Theatre at 30 Center Street in Rutland will show four encore broadcasts of critically-acclaimed productions from the National Theatre Live Series this summer. They’ll be held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. “In a continued desire to introduce this extraordinary series to the greater Rutland audience, we have decided to shake up the timing and offer a ‘Thursday-Theatre-Night-Out’ over four Thursday nights this summer,” said Bruce Bouchard, Paramount executive director. “This program, coming on the heels of the Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, offers our audience the opportunity to experience some of the greatest live theatre in the world. The broadcast technology literally puts you on the stage amongst the action. You will experience the best of live theatre as if it was happening live in the theatre.”
The Series unfolds as follows: June 7, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,’ which swept the Olivier and Tony Awards, is based upon the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens. It’s a phenomenal combination of storytelling and theatrical spectacle dealing with a teenaged math savant and his desire to solve a mysterious crime. His detective work takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. June 21, ‘Yerma’ by Simon Stone after Federico Garcia Lorca won an Olivier Award for Best Actress for Billie Piper. Her performance as a young woman driven to the unthinkable in her desperate desire to have a baby has been called by numerous critics ‘A landmark performance for the modern era.’ Stone’s radical updating of the 1936 classic has thrust him into the forefront of contemporary directors. July 12, ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ by Tennessee Williams, directed by Benedict Andrews, was a strictly limited run in London’s West End. It stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. August 2, ‘Macbeth,’ directed by Rufus Norris, is William Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, and features Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff.
General admission tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for students and children. Call the Box Office at 802-775-0903 or visit paramountlive.org.