Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) to present the National Theatre Live (NTL) screening of “Skylightâ€ by David Hare on Sunday, October 18, 2015, 6:00 PM at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater on the OCCC campus. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project which broadcasts pre-recorded live theatrical productions in HD from London’s West End to more than 1,100 venues around the world, now including OCCC.
“Skylightâ€ features celebrated stage-and-screen stars Bill Nighy (“Love, Actuallyâ€) and Carey Mulligan (“An Educationâ€) and takes place on a bitterly cold evening in London. Schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
David Hare has authored 29 plays for stage, including “Plenty,â€ “Racing Demon,â€ “Amy’s View,â€ “Pravdaâ€ and “Stuff Happens.â€ His many screenplays include “The Hoursâ€ and “The Reader.â€ It is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sold-out West End production of “The Audienceâ€ with Helen Mirren. “Skylightâ€ was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995 before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.
Adult tickets are $15 general admission and may be purchased online at tickets.occc.edu or by phoning the box office at (405) 682-7579. Tickets for students and children are $5 and must be purchased at the door or by calling the box office. The next National Theatre Live screening will be Shakespeare’s “Hamletâ€, featuring superstar Benedict Cumberbatch, on Sunday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. For more information visit tickets.occc.edu or ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk.
Oklahoma City Community College opened the doors to the 1,049-seat Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater in early 2014. It features a large atrium with three-story high windows, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and will allow the college to host larger Broadway-style touring productions. The Visual and Performing Arts Center also houses an art gallery and academic center featuring a rehearsal room, library, six classrooms, seven studios, seven labs and faculty offices.