Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016
RBFS Presents National Theatre Live's Amadeus
Monday, February 20, 2017 1:00pm
Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes, DE 19958
National Theatre Live is the groundbreaking project by London’s National Theatre to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. The RBFS will present each broadcast “as live” at a later date, after it is captured as it occurs in London. Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theater, and cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the “best seat in the house” view of the production. Where the cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time.
Music. Power. Jealousy. Amadeus is Peter Shaffer’s iconic play from the National Theatre, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. This twenty-piece orchestra plays live on-stage throughout the play and is fully integrated into the action, bringing Mozart’s music to life. This production is a lush, high-voltage theatrical spectacle.
Amadeus is a stunning piece of theater with two rich central roles. Lucian Msamati is an excellent Salieri. He makes it clear that his attack on Mozart is an extension of his war with a God by whom he feels personally betrayed. He beats himself in anguish, not least because he is the sole person in Vienna capable of appreciating Mozart’s genius. Adam Gillen perfectly captures Mozart’s whinny, foul-mouthed giddiness and the belief in his own gifts. The opulent production works superbly because it places the human drama in the seething context of a music-dominated society.
Admission: Members $18, General Admission $20.Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office at 302-645-9095. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.Showings:
- Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1:00pm
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00pm
- Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:00pm