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Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center has announced three new screenings this spring: The Muppet Movie (1979) on Saturday, April 8 at 4 p.m.; Get Shorty (1995), Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m.; and Othello from London’s National Theatre in HD, Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The Mahaiwe will screen The Muppet Movie from 1979 on Saturday, April 8 at 4 p.m. Revisit the Muppets in their cinematic debut! Jim Henson’s beloved puppets embark on a cross-country road trip to try their luck in Hollywood. At the center is Kermit the Frog, whose journey is tested by a greedy restaurateur in the frog legs trade. Rated G. Tickets are $8 and $5 for ages 12 and under. Sponsored by BUCHWALD.
The theater will screen Get Shorty from 1995 on Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Get Shorty follows gangster Chili Palmer (John Travolta) on a trip to California to collect a debt. Hollywood has different plans for Chili, and comedy ensues. Rated R. Tickets are $8. Sponsored by BUCHWALD.
The Mahaiwe will present Othello from London’s National Theatre in HD on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. This new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy is directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance). She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator, elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide. Tickets are $17 and $10 for ages 21 and under.
The new screenings join a variety of film favorites and HD broadcasts in Mahaiwe’s current schedule. For a full list, see mahaiwe.org.
Tickets can be purchased online at mahaiwe.org, or by calling or visiting the Box Office, 413-528-0100, on Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
The Mahaiwe accepts ConnectorCare/WIC/EBT cards — four free tickets to movies or HD broadcasts per individual. Learn more about the “Card to Culture” program at mahaiwe.org/visit/ticketing-offers.
For the latest COVID safety protocols, visit mahaiwe.org/update.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Mass., the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 25,700 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see mahaiwe.org.