At the Library: National Theatre Live is coming to Skaneateles
Live theatre productions from the UK are coming to Skaneateles! The library is hosting a season of National Theatre Live in 2018, which will be shown at the Waterman School Auditorium at 55 East Street. Each NTL broadcast is filmed in front of a live theatre audience and allows movie-goers world-wide to view the productions on screen as if they were actually there.
On Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. we’ll be screening the London stage production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. Tickets are available on the library’s website, at the library or at the door on the night of the event. General admission is $15 students and seniors are $10
The show has an anticipated run-time of 3 hours, 5 minutes. The UK stage production has an age guidance of 15 plus due to some nudity, and there is a suggested R rating for US audiences.
National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. They’ve since broadcast more than 40 other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the UK. Over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world have experienced an NTL broadcast. The biggest single broadcast to date is Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican, which has been seen by over 550,000 people.
Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that movie audiences get the “best seat in the house” view of each production. Satellites allow the productions to be broadcast live to cinemas throughout the UK, as well as many European venues. Other venues view the broadcasts at a later date, which is what the library will offer here.
Upcoming Library Events: The Looking Ahead Lecture Series is a collaboration with Sustainable Skaneateles.
Looking Ahead: Changing Climate with Charles Driscoll
Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Driscoll, professor of Environmental Systems Engineering at Syracuse University, will speak about our changing climate. Learn about the causes and effects of climate change from global, national and local perspectives – including effects on our lake.
Looking Ahead: Bird Life in the Finger Lakes with Candace Cornell
Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Candace Cornell, a retired researcher from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will present on the dynamic bird life of the Finger Lakes. Using photographs of local species, Cornell will chronicle the variations in avian populations driven by human impacts, habitat loss, disease, and climate change over the last 50 years.
Be sure to check our website often for the most up to date program and event schedules, and to register for upcoming programs. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/SkaneatelesLibrary.