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King Lear (2018) <h4>National Theatre Live</h4>
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers—one a King and one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Thu 9/27/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


ND Theatre NOW! <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
ND Theatre NOW! is an annual slot in FTT’s mainstage season that features Two one-act plays directed by Notre Dame students.
Thu 9/27/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 9/28/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 9/30/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 10/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 10/4/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 10/5/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 10/6/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 10/7/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Sorin: A Notre Dame Story <h4>Notre Dame Development
The story of Notre Dame as told by the man who founded it…
Fri 9/28/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 10/12/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Aquila Theatre in Mary Shelley’s <em>Frankenstein</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Without considering the consequences, he succeeds with terrifying results and pays the terrible price of his decision. Part of Operation Frankenstein, Notre Dame’s fall semester celebration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's timeless novel, Aquila Theatre’s production is equal parts boldly thrilling and reverent homage.
Thu 10/4/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 10/5/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Aida (Verdi) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.
Sat 10/6/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Bi&mdash; by Teatro Milagro <h4>Institute for Latino Studies</h4>
The face of America is rapidly changing and how we identify ourselves is falling outside the boxes and into the space of possibility and binaries in all of us: the Bi-racial, Bi-national, Bi-cultural, Bi-lingual or Bi-sexual. Where do we come from and who are we becoming? Through personal interviews, poetic narrative, and dance movement, Bi— will raise the question: what’s your Bi-dentity?
Thu 10/11/18 7:00PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.
Sat 10/20/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Frankenstein (2011) <h4>National Theatre Live</h4>
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Met with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Sat 10/27/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema
Sun 10/28/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>My Brilliant Divorce</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Settle in for the hilarious and moving story of Angela, recently deserted by her husband for a younger woman, as she sets out to survive and enjoy life on her own. Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre’s Siiri Scott, Irish Theatre of Chicago, and star Barbara Figgins hit all the right comical and poignant notes in a world now full of surly solicitors, “Lonely Hearts” dates, helpline counselors, and a myriad of self-diagnosed diseases. Does Angela fight to keep her husband or move on?
Thu 11/1/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 11/2/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 11/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance and Marco Armiliato conducts.
Sat 11/3/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


The Imaginary Invalid <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents The Imaginary Invalid, written by Molière and adapted for the stage by Constance Congdon. Based on a new translation by Dan Smith ’98. Directed by Carys Kresny with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Wed 11/14/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 11/15/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 11/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 11/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 11/18/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


La Traviata (Verdi) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.
Sat 12/15/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé.
Sat 1/12/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Trike Theatre presents <em>Go, Dog. Go!</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
“Do you like my hat?”

Yes, we do! The madcap dog party never stops when these zany canines—big and small—leap off the page to bring P.D. Eastman’s famous book to life. The dogs’ high-spirited singing, zooming cars, construction zone chaos, and up-all-night antics will have the whole family in stitches. Oh, did we mention the roller-skating? Have fun keeping up with Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Dog.
Sat 2/2/19 11:00AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/2/19 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Carmen (Bizet) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.
Sat 2/2/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


King Lear <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
King Lear reveals the beauty of selfless love, the heartache of betrayal, and the descent of civilization into brutishness. Shakespeare's intense drama returns to Notre Dame in a powerful new production from Actors From The London Stage.
Wed 2/6/19 7:30PM Washington Hall
Thu 2/7/19 7:30PM Washington Hall
Fri 2/8/19 7:30PM Washington Hall


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>Mojo Mickybo</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Our second title from Irish Theatre of Chicago is a vibrant and fast-paced one-act following two boys, masterfully played by Robert Kauzlaric and Dan Waller, growing up in Belfast during the summer of 1970. Mojo is from “up the road” and Mickybo from “over the bridge.” The boys are blissfully unaware of the brewing sectarian violence coming that will change everything.
Fri 2/15/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/16/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Marnie (Muhly) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting.
Sat 2/16/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Stupid Humans <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Stupid Humans is a new musical with music and lyrics by Jorge “Jay” Rivera-Herrans ’20. Directed by Matt Hawkins with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Thu 2/21/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 2/22/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 2/23/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 2/24/19 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 2/27/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 2/28/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 3/1/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 3/2/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 3/3/19 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.
Sat 3/2/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Czech National Symphony Orchestra <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra is known for a broad repertoire spanning traditional classical music to contemporary works such as film scores and musicals. In its current tour, American conductor and former Bernstein protégé John Mauceri teams with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard to present a celebratory program titled 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein, which culminates in the brilliant Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Tue 3/5/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Die Walküre (Wagner) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
The second installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.
Sat 3/30/19 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>The Weir</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Folklore and the fates eerily collide when a pub draws four souls together around pints and a peat fire on a long, blustery night in a small village. Every joke, round, and ghost story knits together each tale of loneliness and loss into something strong—as only the pub can do.
Thu 4/4/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 4/5/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 4/6/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


The Great Gatsby <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. Directed by Anton Juan with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Wed 4/10/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 4/11/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 4/12/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/13/19 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/13/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 4/14/19 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.
Sat 5/11/19 12:00PM Browning Cinema