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Posted: January 11, 2019
NT Live in HD: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second + I'm Not Running

Lensic Presents
Two New National Theatre Live in HD Broadcasts:
 The Tragedy of King Richard the Second + I’m Not Running

Santa Fe, NM, January 11, 2019 — The Lensic proudly presents two new titles in the National Theater Live series of high-definition broadcasts from London. All tickets are $22 (Lensic Members: $19) and available online at Lensic.org, by phone at 505-988-1234, and in person at The Lensic box office, 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

January 29, 2019  /  7 pm  /  $22 (Lensic members: $19)

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish, and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. Simon Russell Beale stars as Richard II in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, recorded live on the stage of London’s Almeida Theatre. This visceral new production about the limits of power is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

“Simon Russell Beale proves himself our foremost Shakespearean actor.”
—The Independent

NT Live: I'm Not Running

February 7, 2019  /  7 pm  /  $22 (Lensic members: $19)

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Siân Brooke (Sherlock) stars in this explosive new play by David Hare, described by the Washington Post as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English.” Hare’s other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

 The Lensic Performing Arts Center
The nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center, a landmark historic theater in the heart of Santa Fe, is home to arts and cultural experiences for everyone, all year round. The Lensic serves its community through world-class artistic programming (including our Lensic Presents series), theater rentals with discounts for local nonprofits, and groundbreaking educational programs that touch the lives of 16,000+ students each year. For more information about our presentations and programs, visit www.lensic.org. 

Series Sponsor
The NT Live series at The Lensic is generously sponsored by Century Bank.   

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