Tickets for new season of National Theatre Performances are on sale

From staff reports

The USC Beaufort Center for the Arts proudly unveils its exciting 2022-23 season line-up of performances from the National Theatre Live with tickets available for purchase right now.

Center for the Arts invites you to “Be at the center of it all” with a fantastic line-up of performances from London’s National Theatre for the upcoming season.

The season opens Sunday, Oct. 8 with Jack Absolute Flies Again, a rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home in July of 1940 to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

The season continues with Shakesepeare’s much-loved comedy of new beginnings Much Ado About Nothing on Nov. 19. Since the 1930s, the legendary family-run Hotel Messina has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. When the current owner’s daughter falls for a dashing young soldier, the hallways are ringing with the sound of wedding bells. However, not all the guests are in the mood for love, and a string of deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the steadfastly single Beatrice and Benedick.

Next up is Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull on April 22, 2023, starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke in her West End debut. In this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness, a young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.

Finishing out the season on May 13, 2023 is Tony-Award winner Ralph Fiennes in David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy, a blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For 40 uninterrupted years, Robert Moses (Fiennes) exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. Faced with resistance by protest groups will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Ticket prices Adults $15 and Students $8. Tickets and details are available online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling 843-521-4145.

Want to Go?

What: National Theatre Live presents Jack Absolute Flies Again

When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8

Where: USCB Center For The Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, S.C. 29902

Tickets: Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students at USCBCenterForTheArts.com or 843-521-4145.

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