National Theatre: "The Magistrate"

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Friday, January 25, 2013  7:00 PMEnds:Friday, January 25, 2013  10:00 PM
Cost:

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.

Location:

Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

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 Jacobi. 

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 screens worldwide.

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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