December 8th, 2018 - 12:30 pm
THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III OPENING AS PART OF
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SERIES AT CINEMA ART THEATER
Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (THE HISTORY BOYS, THE LADY IN THE VAN), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (SHERLOCK, WOLF HALL, NT LIVE: CORIOLANUS) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (GAVIN AND STACEY, UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS, AFTER THE DANCE).
It’s 1786 and King George III 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 unravelling at a dramatic pace, 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. [2018, UK, Approximate runtime: 3 hours, 40 minutes, Rated: PG-13].
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theater live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.
Screenings will be 12:30 pm on Saturday, December 8; 12:30 pm on Monday, December 10; and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 11; at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for RBFS members, $20 general admission and $15 for ages 15 and under. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater, 30 minutes before the screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31-November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302-645-9095.