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National Theatre Live: King Lear Tuesday, December 14

National Theatre Live: King Lear

  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

“Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.”Daily Telegraph

Jonathan Munby directs this powerful contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play, starring Sir Ian McKellen in the title role. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

What is National Theatre Live?
National Theatre Live is an initiative operated by the Royal National Theatre in London, which captures live performances of their productions and provides these high definition and quality recordings to cinemas and community centers around the world.Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that audiences get the “best seat in the house” view of each production.

CINEMA SAFE
The John and Nancy Hughes Theater is a proud member of NATO – the National Alliance of Theater Owners and adheres to NATO’s “CinemaSafe” campaign, a program promoting protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support safe moviegoing. Gorton is proud to join more than 33,000 screens nationwide who have committed to implementing expert-backed, industry-specific health and safety protocols, including, but not limited to:

  • Encouraging those patrons who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a mask while inside. Masks are of course welcome to be worn for your comfort regardless.
  • Enforcing social distancing in our theater.
  • Reducing capacity in our theater.
  • Enhancing building cleaning, and providing hand sanitizer stations.

CinemaSafe puts the health and safety of our patrons and staff at the core of our film presentations. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gorton’s Director of Film, Rebecca Fons (rebecca@gortoncenter.org) with any questions. We’ll see you at the movies – safely!

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