National Theatre Live continues its third season with Dominic Cooke's modern dress production of William Shakespeare's comedy THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, starring comedian and actor Lenny Henry in his National Theatre debut.
National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK's National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.
Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale. And for no one more so than Antipholus (Henry) of Syracuse and his servant Dromio who, in search of their brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home. A buzzing metropolis, to the outsiders it appears a place of wonderment and terror, where baffling gifts and unexplained hostilities abound.
Consistently recognized by strangers, the visitors question their very selves as the turmoil escalates. Meanwhile, Aegeon, father to the Antipholus twins, has been captured searching for his sons and, as an illegal immigrant, is sentenced to death at sunset. Shakespeare's furiously paced comedy is staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time.
For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check: www.ntlive.com
Example broadcasts in major markets are as follows:
* NYU Skirball Center for the Arts (NY, NY) – March 15 at 7pm