December 2016 – March 2017
“No” is a 2012 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Pablo Larraín. The film is based on the unpublished play “El Plebiscite”, written by Antonio Skármeta. Mexican actor Gael García Bernal plays René, an in-demand advertising man working in Chile in the late 1980s. The film captures the historical moment of advertising tactics in political campaigns as in the October 5, 1988 plebiscite, which was a national referendum held to determine whether Chile’s President, Augusto Pinochet, should extend his term for another eight years. The “No” side won with nearly 56% of the vote, thus ending his 16 1/2 years of dictatorial rule.
At the 85th Academy Awards the film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
In Spanish with English subtitles. Not IST Approved
Monday, March 27, 2017 • 7:30PM
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Devin Brain
America’s premiere touring classical theatre company presents their diverse-cast production of this Shakespeare classic. With a presidential election year and the “Ides of March” just behind us, take time to reflect on ambition, loyalty, love of country, backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.
“Delivered…crisply and compellingly”
—New York Times
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 7:30PM
X: A New Play by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Ian Belknap
The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and details seldom shared—brought vividly and lyrically to life. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides the framework for an award-winning playwright to deepen our understanding of this complex, compelling figure in the tumultuous era of the 1960s.
“One of the most promising contemporary playwrights”