Ticket prices are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, and
$10 for students, available at the Newport Performing Arts Center
box office, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport, or by phone at
541-265-2787. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and one hour prior to performance times.
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present "The
Magistrate," the next event in the 2012-2013 National Theatre
London Live in HD season at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The
event is hosted locally by Gary Lahman and Cynthia
Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow ("Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels," "Shrek," "3rd Rock from the Sun") takes the
title role in Arthur Wing Pinero's uproarious Victorian farce,
directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader.
In a similar vein to the National Theatre's smash-hit
classic comedies, "She Stoops to Conquer" and "London Assurance,"
"The Magistrate" is sure to have audiences doubled up with
laughter. When amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) marries
Agatha (Olivier Award-winner Nancy Carroll), little does he realize
she's dropped five years from her age - and her son's. When her
deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious
indignities and outrageous mishaps.
National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK's National
Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around
the world. Since its first season, which began in June 2009, over
750,000 people have now experienced the National's work on movie
OCCA appreciates the support of the Jeannette Hofer Fund at the
Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport, as well as
individual event sponsors, which makes it possible to show NT Live
in HD productions at the PAC.
National Theatre Live is distributed internationally (ex-UK) by
New York-based BY Experience.
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