December 7th, 2019 - 12:30 pm
SMALL ISLAND Opening as Part of the National Theatre Live Series at Cinema Art Theater
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel “Small Island” comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. “Small Island” embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story. [UK, 2019, 170 minutes, Rated: R].
Kate Kellaway of “The Guardian” writes of the time-traveling nature of the play, “there was not a second during this transporting evening of being even slightly tempted to glance at one’s watch or to remember one was in a theatre at all.”
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theatre live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.
The screenings will be at 12:30 pm on Sat, Dec 7; 12:30 pm on Mon, Dec 9; and 6:00 pm on Tue, Dec 10. Admission 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, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 5 - 15, 2020). 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 (DDOA), a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Delaware arts events are promoted at DelawareScene.com by DDOA. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.