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John Lithgow Stars in National Theatre Live Production
of The Magistrate at the Clark

For Immediate Release

January 09, 2013

Williamstown, MA—On Thursday, January 17 at 2 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute presents National Theatre Live: The Magistrate. Tickets are $18 ($15 members and students) and may be ordered at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner John Lithgow takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award winner Timothy Sheader. In a similar vein to the National Theatre’s smash-hit classic comedies She Stoops to Conquer and London Assurance, The Magistrate is sure to have audiences doubled over with laughter. When amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) marries Agatha (Nancy Carroll), little does he realize she’s dropped five years from her age – and her son’s. When her deception threatens to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous mishaps.

Approximate running time is 155 minutes including intermission.

Now in its fourth season, NT Live delivers the best of British theater to cinemas around the world. Stage performances are captured live in front of an audience at London’s National Theatre and its collaborating companies. The shows are then broadcast in high definition across Europe and America.

About The Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

PRESS CONTACT:
Amanda Powers<br>The Clark<br>413 458 0471<br>apowers@clarkart.edu

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On Thursday, January 17 at 2 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute presents National Theatre Live: The Magistrate. Tickets are $18 ($15 members and students) and may be ordered at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner John Lithgow takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award winner Timothy Sheader.

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