British Theater Comes to the Modern
Intriguing theater news just dropped in my inbox, and it’s so fresh that the organizations involved haven’t posted it yet on their websites. The National Theatre of Great Britain will broadcasts four live performances of theirs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, starting next month. The series, called National Theatre Live, is being brought here by Amphibian Productions. It starts with One Man, Two Guvnors, based on a Carlo Goldoni play. It ends in March 2012 with Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.
This is exciting. So far the only way to see live theater from London’s always-thriving scene (without flying across the Atlantic) has been Fathom Events, which has beamed performances from London’s Globe Theatre, but only to Dallas movie theaters. Some broadcasts of other stage plays have reached Fort Worth movie houses, but they’ve been Broadway musicals. If your taste in live theater runs toward more thoughtful fare, National Theatre Live should get you out of your chair.