Following screenings of The Tempest, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Love’s Labour’s Won, all productions of Shakespeare’s plays produced by the British Royal Shakespeare Company, UCCA presents Stage Russia’s The Cherry Orchard, Broadway HD’s She Loves Me, and Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s Tale.
First brought to the stage over a hundred years ago by director Konstantin Stanislavski, this new edition of the timeless classic The Cherry Orchard is directed by renowned Russian director Adolf Shapiro, with Renata Litvinova as lead actress. The director for this revival of She Loves Me is eight-time Tony Awards Best Director nominee, Scott Ellis. The cast of She Loves Me includes both Tony and Olivier Awards winners, and the play won Best Scenic Design in a Musical at the 2016 Tony Awards. One of Shakespeare’s later works, The Winter’s Tale is directed by Kenneth Branagh, who was nominated for Best Director at the Oscars in 1989, and also plays King of Sicily Leontes in this production. 80-year old veteran of theatre Judi Dench plays a noblewoman, a role for which she won Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards.
“British Theatre Live Series” brings top productions from the stages of London and the world by via film screenings. Since 2015, UCCA has collaborated with Beijing’s ATW Culture Media Co. Ltd. to present a series of productions from National Theatre, Almedia Theatre, and Branagh Company, including Frankenstein, Richard III and Romeo and Juliet. The casts of these classic plays included highly acclaimed British actors like Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.
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11.4 (Sat) 15:30-18:30 The Cherry Orchard
11.4 (Sat) 19:30-22:00 She Loves Me
11.18 (Sat) 15:30-18:35 The Winter’s Tale
11.18 (Sat) 19:30-22:30 The Cherry Orchard
11.25 (Sat) 15:30-18:35 The Winter’s Tale
11.25 (Sat) 19:30-22:00 She Loves Me
The Cherry Orchard
Director: Adolf Shapiro
Leading actor: Renata Litvinova
Type: Stage play
Time: 166 min
First produced in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro’s interpretation asks the question: where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set designer, David Borovsky, is, of course, on the stage. A century later, this production brings The Cherry Orchard full circle, with its wandering band of characters never at peace, but finally back home.
She Loves Me
Director: Scott Ellis
Starring: Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Zachary Levi
Duration: 133 min, no interview, no intermission
She Loves Me is a story that begins between two perfume store employees: they seem to rub each other the wrong way at every turn. Little do they know, they are each the pen pal the other has long been in love with. When the truth is revealed, will their love survive? This musical premiered on Broadway in 1963. The director for this revival of She Loves Me is eight-time Tony Awards Best Director nominee, Scott Ellis. Tony Award winning Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski, Olivier Award winning Gavin Creel, and Chuck actor Zachary Levi all star in this production. During the 2016 Tony Awards, She Loves Me received 8 nominations, including Best Director, Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and ultimately winning Best Scenic Design in a Musical. The production was praised by the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
The Winter’s Tale
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Hadley Fraser
Genre: Stage play
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 185 min
The Winter’s Tale is directed by Kenneth Branagh, who was nominated for Best Director at the 1989 Oscars. Branagh also plays King of Sicily Leontes in this production. 80-year old veteran of theatre Judi Dench plays Paulina, a noblewoman of Sicily. Dench won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for this production at the 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards, while Branagh was nominated for Best Actor. As one of Shakespeare’s later and most successful works, The Winter’s Tale tells the story of Leontes, who has everything a man could want: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But jealousy makes him tear his happy family apart, leading to years of guilt. Finally, he pays his debts and is reconciled with his loving wife, Hermione.
The Cherry Orchard: Stage Russia
She Loves Me: Broadway HD
The Winter’s Tale: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company
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Beijing ATW Culture Media Co., Ltd.
Arts Council England
- 2017.11.4 – 2017.11.25
- Various Languages with Chinese Subtitles