October 7th, 2017 - 1:00 pm
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. 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.
“Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” continues with Part Two: “Perestroika”, which picks up where Part One ended. Two men are dying of AIDS and they are polar opposites. Prior Walter (Andrew Garfield) is a respected member of New York’s gay community and Roy Cohn (Nathan Lane) is a closeted, powerful right-wing politician. Three important, fantastic scenes happen in Part Two and the dramatic confrontations are combative, with a touch of humor. The actors rise to eloquent heights and Garfield in particular is haunting and spellbinding.
In the mid-1980s, while America was in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grappled with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and “War Horse”).
Andrew Garfield (“Silence”, “Hacksaw Ridge”) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (“People, Places and Things”), Nathan Lane (“The Producers”), James McArdle (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Russell Tovey (“The Pass”).
“Daily Telegraph” gives the production five stars and states, “A start-to-finish sensation. The performances and the plays absolutely fly.” And “Evening Standard” says “A true theatrical epic.” (Rated: R, Runtime 4 hr, 15 min, with two intermissions).
Screenings of Part Two: “Perestroika” will be on Saturday, October 7th at 1:00 pm, Monday, October 9th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00 pm 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 16 and under. Online reservations (www.rehobothfilm.com) are encouraged and may be made with MasterCard or VISA.
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 (Nov 2 -12, 2017). 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.