November 21, 2017  

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Southern Miss to Broadcast Britain’s National Theatre Live

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For the fourth year, The University of Southern Mississippi will present National Theatre Live, Britain’s National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to all parts of the globe. Southern Miss Theatre is one of a few designated locations in the country specifically chosen and equipped to be a venue for Britain’s distinguished National Theatre’s productions.

This year’s season opens with “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches” Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Tatum Theatre on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. Tickets for all National Theatre Live events are $15 for the public, $10 for students, and $7 per ticket for groups of 20 or more. Visit www.southernmisstickets.com, or call 800.844.8425 for ticket information.

“Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches” takes place in America in the mid-1980s where, in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This Pulitzer Award winning play is directed by Olivier and Tony-Award winner Marianne Elliott and stars Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane.

Other productions premiering this fall include “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” by Tom Stoppard. The fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet is told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire, the show premieres Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tatum Theatre.

The final production for the fall 2017 season is Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” starring Ruth Wilson in a new version by Patrick Marber. The show will be broadcast Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tatum Theatre. In this tale about an afflicted marriage, Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel

For more information about the Southern Miss Department of Theatre, visit www.usm.edu/theatre.