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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:00

On the stage

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London theater comes to Highlands

The National Theatre of London’s production of “The Deep Blue Sea, Live via Satellite” will be screened at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Highlands Performing Arts Center.  

Sea Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) is also featured in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.  

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London, circa 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbors in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

Tickets are available online at www.highlandspac.org, at the door or by calling 828.526.9047. 

 

Also:

• Comedian Chad Daniels will perform at 9 p.m. Dec. 9 in UC Illusions at Western Carolina University. www.wcu.edu.

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