The National Theatre of Great Britain "Travelling Light"
Join us for a screening of the live production of a new play by Nicholas Wright
February 10 & 19 at 7 PM
How had a twenty–two–year–old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?
In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.
Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher – whose previous work with the National Theatre includes Primo and Stanley – returns to play Jacob.
Running Time: 3 hours (estimate) including host introduction and one 20 minute intermission (10 minutes of programming; 10 minutes of countdown clock)
Ticket prices are $12 for TCA members, $15 for the general public and $10 for students18 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TCA office at 575-758-2052 or at the box office
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