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National Theatre Live to Air the Comedy People at the Clark

For Immediate Release

March 08, 2013

Williamstown, MA—On Thursday, March 21 at 3 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will air a live transmission of the National Theatre’s production of People, the hilarious new play by Britain’s most celebrated comic playwright, Alan Bennett. Tickets are $18 ($15 members and students) and can be ordered online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

Nicholas Hytner directs the cast that includes Tony and Olivier award winner Frances de la Tour as Dorothy, who frets over people traipsing through her house and ponders having an attic sale.

London’s Times calls the play “a richly enjoyable evening. Provocative fun... entertaining, funny and touching.”

The much anticipated People is the sixth of Bennett’s plays to premiere at the National Theatre. Approximate running time is 140 minutes.

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 receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

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Press contact:
Amanda Powers
apowers@clarkart.edu
413 458 0471

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