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Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center has added two classic movies and two HD broadcasts from London’s National Theatre to its screened programming this spring. The theater will present My Man Godfrey from 1936 on May 5, Strictly Ballroom from 1992 on May 12, National Theatre’s Best of Enemies on May 26, and National Theatre’s Good on June 16. The new screenings join a lineup full of staff-picked films and broadcasts by the Met Opera and National Theatre.
My Man Godfrey will screen Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. The 1936 classic romantic comedy stars William Powell and Carole Lombard and was nominated for six Academy Awards. As described on Rotten Tomatoes, it is “a class satire in a class of its own [with] screwball comedy as sharp as the social commentary is biting.” Not rated. Tickets are $8 or $5 for ages 12 and under. Sponsored by BUCHWALD.
The theater will screen another romantic comedy, Strictly Ballroom from 1992 on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Strictly Ballroom is Baz Luhrmann’s directorial debut about Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio), the son of competitive ballroom dancers set out to make his own mark on the performance art. Rated PG. Tickets are $8 or $5 for ages 12 and under. Sponsored by BUCHWALD.
The Mahaiwe will screen Best of Enemies from London’s National Theatre in HD on Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama. In 1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley, Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal. During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever. Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons) directs this blistering political thriller, filmed in London’s West End. Tickets are $17 or $10 for ages 21 and under.
The theater will screen Good from London’s National Theatre in HD on Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays. As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences. Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke (Follies) directs C.P. Taylor’s timely tale, with a cast that also features Elliot Levey (Coriolanus) and Sharon Small (The Bay). Filmed from the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. Tickets are $17 or $10 for ages 21 and under.
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.
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.