Man and Superman
- Wednesday June 24, 2015 2:00 PM
- Wednesday June 24, 2015 7:00 PM
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, a celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, and a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.
Amphibian Productions - National Theatre Live
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre of Great Britain’s initiative to broadcast live performances from the National Theatre’s stages to cinemas worldwide. National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some US cities, and time-delayed in countries further afield. Performances are broadcast in the Modern’s auditorium at 2 and 7 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 817.923.3012 or visitwww.amphibianproductions.org.