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National Theatre-"A Small Family Business"

July 18, 2014 12:00 AM

Start: 7:00pm End: 10:00pm
Organization: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts
The Place: Performing Arts Center (lookup)
Address: 777 W. Olive St. (map)
City: Newport State: OR Code: 97365-4934 Country: United States
Website: http://www.coastarts.org/events/2014/07/national-theatre-lives-a-small-family-business/temp
Categories: Community

Buy tickets online to National Theatre Live: National Theatre’s "A Small Family Business" at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), 777 W. Olive St. in Newport.

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn ("Bedroom Farce," "A Chorus of Disapproval"). "A Small Family Business" returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season, which began in June 2009, over 750,000 people have now experienced the National’s work on movie screens worldwide.

OCCA appreciates the support of the Jeannette Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport, as well as individual event sponsors, which makes it possible to show NT Live in HD productions at the PAC.

Ticket prices are $15.50 for adults, $12.50 for seniors, and $10.50 for students. Buy tickets online (look for the "Purchase Tickets" button above), at the PAC box office or by calling 541-265-ARTS (2787). Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excepting holidays), and one hour prior to performance times.