OCCC to screen NTL’s “Amadeus” this December

Game of Thrones' Lucian Msamati stars in NTL's "Amadeus"

    (Published: 11-28-17)

Lucian Msamati stars in Amadeus

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) have again partnered with National Theatre Live! (NTL) to present theater productions to audiences in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. The next NTL screening is “Amadeus” Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at 6 p.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awe-struck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and ultimately, with God.

Lucian Msamati (“Luther,” “Game of Thrones,” “NT Live: The Comedy of Errors”) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, performed at the National Theatre and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

All NTL events at OCCC are encore presentations pre-recorded in high-definition. The remainder of the 2017-2018 NTL lineup includes:

  •  “Amadeus,” Dec. 10, 2017
  • “Obsession,” Jan. 21, 2018
  • “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” April 5, 2018
  • “Yerma,” May 6, 2018

Each showing begins at 6 p.m. in the college’s VPAC Theater. Adult tickets are now available online for $15 at tickets.occc.edu. Children and student tickets are available at the door for $5. For tickets or information visit tickets.occc.edu or 405-682-7579.

NTL is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theater live from the London stage to cinemas across the United Kingdom and around the world.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.