Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Globe coming to movie theaters near you

Christopher Benjamin as Falstaff in 2008 The Globe production

NCM Fathom, the company that brings us the New York Metropolitan Opera Live in HD and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Live, is now featuring pre-recorded performances from London's The Globe theater beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 27, 2011 with the 2008 production of Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Christopher Luscombe with Christopher Benjamin as Falstaff. (Read an Oct. 2008 review at OnlineReviewLondon.) This is the same production that toured in New York City in August, 2010. The plays will be shown in local cineplexes distributed by Arts Alliance Media in the UK and Fathom in the USA. Information from the FathomEvents website says: 
NCM Fathom, Globe Theatre and Arts Alliance Media present a four part series of Classical Shakespeare titles in movie theaters nationwide this summer and fall. Captured in 2010 from the prestigious and internationally renowned Globe Theatre in London, the series will begin in June with The Merry Wives of Windsor followed by Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 and closes in September with Henry VIIIEach performance will include a historical perspective on the Globe, the reconstruction process, the work of the Globe today, and a behind-the-scenes look at each production with interviews from the actors and creative team involved.
Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series consists of four in-theater events:-Monday, June 27th – The Merry Wives of Windsor-Monday, August 1st – Henry IV Part 1-Thursday, August 18th – Henry IV Part 2-Thursday, September 15th – Henry VIII
Local Michigan theaters where the plays will be shown include the following:
Commerce Township 14
3033 SPRING VALE RD
WALLED LAKE, MI 48390
248-960-7459
AMC Livonia 20
19500 HAGGERTY RD
LIVONIA, MI 48152
734-542-3191
Ann Arbor 20 IMAX
4100 CARPENTER RD
YPSILANTI, MI 48197