AMADEUS - National Theatre Live 7:00 p.m.
Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Recorded live February 2, 2017.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
This event is sponsored by the Mead Witter Foundation.
National Theatre Live is the best of British theatre, performed in London and presented in Wisconsin Rapids by McMillan Memorial Library.
The National Theatre in London is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. In fulfillment of its mission, it has launched a service to broadcast live and recorded performances to cinemas and other venues around the world. McMillan is one of only three public libraries internationally to participate in this program.
Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time. Due to the time zone difference and to best fit within the Library's schedule, showings at McMillan are delayed from the original broadcasts. As with all Library events, admission is free. Seating in the theater may be limited. Doors will open 45 minutes before show time.