July 28, 2014  

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Southern Miss Theatre Brings Britain’s National Theatre to Mississippi

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The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre will become a broadcast venue for Britain’s illustrious National Theatre.

Beginning Oct. 15-16 with Shakespeare’s Othello, starring Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear, the Department of Theatre will broadcast live recordings of London performances at Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.

Othello will be followed by a full season of internationally acclaimed theatre, including Kenneth Branagh’s recent Macbeth, Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller, and the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus.

Performances in London are ‘live captured’ with the finest High Definition technology and then subsequently broadcast to venues the world over, allowing for world class productions, acclaimed actors, and groundbreaking companies to be seen in South Mississippi.

Southern Miss Theatre is proud to introduce world class theatre to Hattiesburg and the surrounding region, and we hope that you will join us for this exciting endeavor! The broadcasts are made possible through generous private donations and with additional financial support provided by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Letters.

All National Theatre Live broadcasts will take place at 7 in Tatum Theatre unless otherwise specified. Othello shows on Oct. 15 and 16, followed by Macbeth on Nov. 25 and 26. The final showing of the fall semester will be ‘50 years on stage’ on Dec 5.

National Theatre Live will return in the spring semester with three showings of Frankenstein Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This will be followed by Coriolanus Feb. 24-25th.

Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students, and $7 for groups of twenty people or more. To order tickets, contact the Southern Miss Ticket Office at 601.266.5418 or 800.844.8425. Visit www.southernmisstickets.com for online ticket ordering.

For more information about the Department of Theatre, call 601.266.4994 or visit www.usm.edu/theatre.