ALL SHOWS PRESENTED AT THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA
The Importance of Being Earnest
Sunday, August 26, 2018 | 3:00 PM
The Roundabout Theatre’s acclaimed production comes to the big screen, filmed live from the Broadway stage, directed by and starring Tony Award ® nominee Brian Bedford, and featuring the original Broadway revival company.
Hosted by David Hyde-Pierce, and includes an intermission feature with Alfred Molina and UCLA School of Television, Film and Theater professor Michael Hackett discussing the life and works of Oscar Wilde.
This special screening is an L.A. Theatre Works filmed event, and is not affiliated with National Theatre Live. Lead funding for this production is provided by The Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 3:00 PM
By: Polly Stenham after August Strindberg
Directed by: Carrie Cracknell
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Eric Kofi Abrefa
Wild and newly single, Julie (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby) throws a late night party – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 3:00 PM
By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jonathan Munby
Starring: Ian McKellen
Sir Ian McKellen stars in what many consider to be the greatest tragedy ever written. King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." — Daily Telegraph
The Madness of George III
Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 3:00 PM
By: Alan Bennett
Directed by: Adam Penford
Starring: Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough
It’s 1786 and King George III (Mark Gatiss) is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.