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ALL SHOWS PRESENTED AT THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

 

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Fleabag

Friday, March 6, 2020 | 8:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Written and Performed by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Directed by: Vicky Jones

Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Sunday, March 22, 2020 | 3:00 PM

By: Edmond Rostand
Directed by: Jamie Lloyd

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the London’s West End. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all — if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano — or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

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The Lehman Trilogy

Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2020 | 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 3:00 PM

By: Stefano Massini
Adapted by: Ben Power
Directed by: Sam Mendes

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall,The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

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Anne Frank Parallel Stories

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Narrated By: Helen Mirren

Anne Frank Parallel Stories is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank's life through the pages of her extraordinary diary guided by the Academy-Award winningactress Helen Mirren, and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust. As a dedication to what would have been her 90th anniversary - and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation - the documentary takes audiences into Anne's room within the secret annex of her family's hiding place before being deported, and through read excerpts of her diary intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories.

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The Welkin

Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 3:00 PM

By: Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by: James Macdonald

One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst. James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins).

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