Stage on Screen continues with three Shakespearian classics

Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will be presented on May 24th, 2018.

Three critically acclaimed plays from the U.K. will be screened in the spring of 2018 as the Stage on Screen series continues at Northwestern University’s Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.

Each Stage on Screen broadcast will be shown for one night only at either the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, or the Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, on the Evanston campus.

The schedule is as follows:

• National Theatre Live: “Julius Caesar”

by William Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7 p.m.

Ethel M. Barber Theater

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

“Julius Caesar” stars Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Calder and David Morrissey.

• National Theatre Live: "Macbeth"

by William Shakespeare

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7 p.m.

Josephine Louis Theater

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled toward the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

• National Theatre Live: Hamlet (Encore)

by William Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ethel M. Barber Theater

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

The Wirtz Center's Stage on Screen broadcasts are sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University. National Theatre Live is supported by funding from Arts Council England and SkyArts.

Tickets are $20 for general public, $16 for Northwestern faculty and staff and $10 for students with valid ID Tickets are available online at the Wirtz Center website, by phone at 847-491-7282 or in person at the Wirtz Center box office in the Barber Theater lobby, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.    

Dates
May 16 2018 - 7:00pm
May 24 2018 - 7:00pm
May 30 2018 - 7:00pm