NT Live in HD 2010-11 Season
Host an NT Live event at the PAC - email Catherine Rickbone at crickbone@coastarts.org.
Contact Catherine Rickbone to host an NT Live event at the Performing Arts Center.

2010-11 Season
Events begin at 7 p.m. TIcket price is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students.

Dec. 27, HAMLET
Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, sees his father’s ghost. Tormented with loathing and consumed by grief, he must avenge his father's murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that ensues.

Feb. 4, FELA!
A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

Feb. 18, KING LEAR
Derek Jacobi plays the title role in the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s play, directed by Michael Grandage, broadcast from London’s Covent Garden.

Mar. 25, FRANKENSTEIN
Danny Boyle’s new production of Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley, will be broadcast from the National’s Olivier Theatre.

July 8, THE CHERRY ORCHARD
NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays have earned huge critical acclaim, directs Chekhov's classic.
Join us Dec. 27 for "Hamlet"

"Although not typical holiday fare, 'Hamlet' remains one of the most enduring and influential tragedies in literature and drama," says Catherine Rickbone, executive director of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. "The NT Live season's third HD show promises to be an intense and amazing journey through this historic play."

Showtime is 7 p.m. on Monday, December 27 at the Newport Performing Arts Center, located at 777 W. Olive Street in Newport. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and an hour prior to performance times.

The play, set in the Kingdom of Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering the old King Hamlet, Claudius's own brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and marrying Gertrude, the King Hamlet's widow and mother of Prince Hamlet. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness — from overwhelming grief to seething rage — and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

Rory Kinnear will play the title role in "Hamlet" on December 27.National Theatre's version is directed by Nicholas Hytner, broadcast from the Olivier Theatre. Following his celebrated performances at the National in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger's Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear (pictured) plays Hamlet.
The cast also includes Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia). 
'FELA!' on view Feb. 4

FELA, a look at the work of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, shows Feb. 4, 2011.A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.  Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist). 

Sahr Ngaujah (who won an Obie Award for his performance as Fela Kuti) will lead a new cast for the London production.

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The National Theatre NT Live events are presented in partnership with Aviva, and are sponsored by Arts Council England and By Experience. OCCA presents these events at the Newport Performing Arts Center, and appreciates the local sponsorship of the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport.

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