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Friday, February 12 at 4:30pm

Call Her the Queen!
Call Her the Sweetheart!
Even Call Her the Theater Manager!

Lori Reid Is Celebrating Her 10th Anniversary with Us at Tropic Cinema


4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
The Sussman Lounge at Tropic Cinema

Please Join Us for Cake and Champagne
and Raise a Glass to Lori Reid
for her First Wonderful Decade!

.Monday, February 15 at 6:30pm Buy Tix Online

Black History Month Series: PARIAH (2011)  1:26

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura (Pernell Walker), Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents' marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike's development becomes a topic of discussion. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleague's daughter, Bina (Aasha Davis), Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity - sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.

Hosted by Lori Reid
General Admission $10, Members $7

Buy Tix OnlineTuesday, February 16 at 6:30pm
Sunday, February 21 at 1:30pm

The Audience (BEx) 180min

Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. 

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. 

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience has received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley). The production has also been nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Broadway Play), 4 Drama League Awards (including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play) and 2 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Actress in a Play).

The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Encore screenings feature a live performance recorded during the original run of the production in London’s West End in 2013, and feature the original West End cast.

 

Tickets 20, Members $18

 

.Monday, February 22 at 6:30pm

Black History Month Series: GOOD HAIR (2011)  1:36

"Good Hair" is an insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African-American hair culture. An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, "Good Hair" visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships and self-esteem of black people. What Rock discovers is that black hair is a big business that doesn't always benefit the black community.more

Hosted by Lori Reid
General Admission $10, Members $7

Sunday, February 28

Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30pm
Sunday, March 6 at 1:30pm

LA SYLPHIDE (Opéra de Paris) (RA)

Conductor: Ermanno Florio
Choreographer: Pierre Lacotte
Cast: Aurélie Dupont and Mathieu Ganio | Etoiles
Number of acts: Ballet in 2 Acts
Total running time: 1 hour 57 min
Running time by act:
Act 1 : 1 hour, intermission, Act 2 : 57 min

Created in 1832 at the Paris Opera, Philippe Taglioni’s La Sylphide heralded the advent of the romantic ballet. The delicate and ethereal dancer Marie Taglioni played the unattainable, dream-conjured sylph, alongside Joseph Mazilier. In the point shoes and long diaphanous tutus she wore in La Sylphide, the ballerina became an emblematic figure. The libretto by Adolphe Nourrit was inspired by romantic tales recounting the impossible love between a human and a supernatural creature. The tormented young James finds himself torn between the promise of a comfortable life held out by his impending marriage to Effie and the freedom embodied by the Sylphide, that inaccessible ideal who comes to him in his dreams. The work was a critical triumph from the outset, praised in particular by Théophile Gautier, who would later write the libretto for Giselle. This emblematic ballet was lost to the repertoire for over a century. It is now being presented at the Paris Opera in a faithful recreation by Pierre Lacotte, whose immense choreographic culture has enabled him to unravel and recast the spells of the grand French romantic style.

Tickets 20, Members $18

 

Monday, March 7 at 6:00pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebrartion:

THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE
Starring:  Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Jill St. John


Monday, March 14 at 6:00pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebrartion:

THE FUGITIVE KIND
Starring: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward 

       

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm

"THE CONFIRMATION"

On-Screen Talent
CLIVE OWEN - HIS CO-STAR JAEDEN LIEBERHER 
& WRITER DIRECTOR BOB NELSON (Nebraska)
Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy about an estranged father and son, whose weekend adventure leads to something they never imagined: a true family connection. Cast includes: Maria Bello, 
Robert Foster, Matthew Modine, Tim Blake Nelson.

Tickets $20, Members $18

 

Monday, March 21 at 6:00pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebrartion:

SUMMER AND SMOKE
Starring:  Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno


Monday, March 28 at 5:30pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebrartion:

5:30 p.m. Champagne Reception
6:00 p.m. FILM FORUM

Topic: "Everything in his life is in his plays
and everything in his plays is in his life,(continued)"Elia Kazan
Discussion led by film critic, Shirrel Rhoades

Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30pm
Sunday, April 3 at 1:30pm

Hamlet (ByEx)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. 

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  

The run time is 3 hours 20 mins, including a 20 min interval

Tickets 20, Members $18

 

Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30pm
Sunday, April 10 at 1:30pm

LA DAMNATION DE FAUST, Opéra national de Paris (RA)

Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Director: Alvis Hermanis
Cast: Jonas Kaufmann | Sophie Koch | Bryn Terfel | Edwin Crossley-Mercer
Number of acts: Opera in 4 acts
Total running time170 min (including 1 intermission of 25 min)
Running time by act: Act I: 70min | Act II: 70min
Sung in French
Date of performance: 2015-12-17

“This marvellous book fascinated me from the very beginning. I could not put it down. I read it incessantly, during meals, in the theatre, in the street, everywhere.” And so it was, following the composer’s discovery of Faust Part One in 1828 that Goethe joined Virgil and Shakespeare to form Berlioz’s trinity. Without taking the time to catch his breath, he set the verse passages of Gerard de Nerval’s translation to music and published them under the title Huit scènes de Faust. Eighteen years later, during his travels “in Austria, Hungary, Bohemia and Silesia” he decided to revise and develop the material into La Damnation de Faust, whereupon the same feverish urge took hold of him: “Once underway, I wrote the missing verses as the musical ideas came to me. I composed the score when and where I could – in the carriage, on the train, on steam boats”. As if swept away by “the longing of too vast a heart, and a soul thirsting for elusive happiness”, Berlioz became one with his creation. The voice that invokes “immense, impenetrable and proud nature” is entirely his own, its extraordinary breadth transcending traditional forms to become a symphonic and operatic dream. Bringing out the dramatic force of this légende dramatique is a constant challenge that stage director Alvis Hermanis has willingly accepted. Philippe Jordan conducts the first installment of a Berlioz cycle which is to continue over several seasons. It also marks the return of Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel to the Paris Opera.

Tickets 20, Members $18

 

Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30pm
Sunday, May 1 at 1:30pm

Van Gogh (Arts Alliance)

Enjoy complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum in a special re-showing of the gallery’s collection in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has

Experience the wonder of seeing Van Gogh’s legendary masterpieces on the big screen, in high definition, while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work.

Tickets 20, Members $18

 

Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm
Sunday, May 8 at 1:30pm

Opera onScreen: Lucia di Lammermoor,
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona(RA)

Conductor: Marco Armiliato, Director: Damiano Michieletto
Cast: Juan Diego Flórez | Elena Mosuc | Marco Caria | Simón Orfila | Albert Casals | Jorge Rodríguez Norton

Opera in 3 act, Total running time: 165 min
Running time by actAct I: 41min - Act II: 40min - Act III: 54min

Sung inSung in Italian, Date of performance2015-12-23

World debut for Juan Diego Flórez in the role of Edgardo, in the second most performed Donizetti opera (the first is L’ Elisir D’Amore). The staging is based on a leaning glass tower in a landscape of destruction and desolation, recalling that the country is at war, torn by the ambitions of rival clans. The opera premiered on the 9th of September 1835 at the Teatro San Carlo n Naples. The first performance at Barcelona’s Liceu was on September 15th 1859. Scotland:  Among two enemy clans, a love is born. Lucia and Edgardo secretly vow to marry each other. Nevertheless, Lucia’s brother convinces her that Edgar has forgotten her and she is forced to marry another man.  She becomes crazy, kills her husband and finally dies herself. Hearing the news, Edgardo commits suicide so that he can rejoin his lover.

Tickets 20, Members $18

5/24 & 29 Skylight (By Experience) (not yet confirmed)

Winner of the 2015 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play, Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live during the production's original 2014 London run by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, An Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An Education, One Day, The Look of Love).

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including Plenty, Racing Demon, Amy’s View, Pravda (with Howard Brenton) and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hours and The Reader.

Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995, before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

Tickets 20, Members $18

 

Posible Encore showing!

The Winter’s Tale (Picturehouse UK) 180min

  • Cast: Zoe Rainey, Jessie Buckley, John Colgrave Hirst, Kathryn Wilder, Michael Pennington, Kenneth Branagh, Miranda Raison, John Shrapnel, Tom Bateman, Dame Judi Dench, Hadley Fraser, Jimmy Yuill.
    Director: Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh.

 

Dame Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh star in Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption in which Leontes, the King of Sicilia, mistakenly believes that his pregnant wife Queen Hermione has been having an affair with his childhood friend Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. Co-directed by Rob Ashford and Branagh. From the Garrick Theatre in London.

Tickets 20, Members $18

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