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We are thrilled to be showing The Tempest starring Academy-Award Winner Christopher Plummer captured live at the world renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival!
"Christopher Plummer is quite simply one of the greatest actors of our time, both on stage and on screen. The opportunity to see him as Prospero in The Tempest - one of the greatest roles ever written and one he has longed to play - is nothing short of historic."
- Des McAnuff, Artistic Director, Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Join us for this captured live in high-definition stage play of Shakespeare's The Tempest filmed over two days with eight cameras at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada.
Shakespeare's The Tempest pits the desire for revenge against the demands of love and asks if man is capable of creating a brave new world. The story focuses on Prospero (Christopher Plummer), the banished Duke of Milan. Marooned on a distant island with his daughter, Miranda (Trish Lindstrom), Prospero has spent twelve years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel (Julyana Soelistyo), he raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom.
The presentation will include a 20 minute captured live Q&A that reunites Christopher Plummer and Des McAnuff in a lively and insightful discussion about the challenges of capturing live theater for cinema presentation. The audience members ask some diverse questions covering the arc of Plummer's career, and if (following The Sound Of Music) whether he will ever sing on screen again. The Q&A, hosted by Executive Producer Barry Avrich, is a delightful addition to this theatrically dazzling presentation of The Tempest.
You have only two opportunities to see Christopher Plummer in The Tempest here at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito Wednesday, June 27th, Monday, July 9th or Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm. (Due to contractual restrictions this event will only be available at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito and will not be offered at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood.)