"(Winston-Salem, NC) – a/perture cinema is excited to announce the presentation of classic dramatic productions in the Globe on Screen series, broadcast from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. This series will occur on a monthly basis, beginning March 2015.  Screenings of the Globe on Screen series will take place on Saturdays at 10:00AM.  This is an a/perture cinema special event, and general admission tickets will be $24, a/perture a/v society member tickets will be $20, and student tickets will be $18.  Classic plays included in this series will range from Shakespearean comedies to 15th century tragedies.  The series will kick off on March 14, 2015 with the Jacobean drama THE DUCHESS OF MALFI; find the full schedule below. Tickets are now available online for THE DUCHESS OF MALFI at https://www.movietickets.com/purchase/perf_id/778531054

Owner and curator Lawren Desai commented on this brand new addition to a/perture cinema’s content: “In addition to our new Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet broadcasts, the Globe on Screen series an exciting opportunity to provide alternative content to our audience.  There’s no other place like Shakespeare’s Globe to see classic drama, especially the works of Shakespeare himself.”

About Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: 
Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.

a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, cult classic, and festival films.  a/perture is proud to share a wide variety of art forms with the community, and the Globe on Screen series is the newest medium through which we continue to enrich the community at large.   

About Globe on Screen:

Beginning March 14, 2015, occurring on a monthly basis through June 2015.

a/perture cinema
311 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

$24 for general admission, $20 for a/v society members,  $18 for students

Screening Times:
Saturdays at 10:00AM

March 14, 2015
The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.
The Duchess of Malfi, featuring Hollywood star Gemma Arterton in the title role, is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters, all lit by Webster’s obsessional imagination.
Gemma Arterton returned to The Globe to play the Duchess in this sell-out production. Gemma made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007, when she won huge critical acclaim as Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost.
This most intimate Jacobean tragedy proved a truly sensational curtain-raiser for The Globe’s very first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The Globe On Screen production is the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely in candlelight – a unique and un-missable opening for the 2015 cinema season.

April 4, 2014
Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus’ sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron.

Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere. This production revisited Lucy Bailey’s spectacular Globe production of 2006 and caused a stir throughout the UK media with staged violence so realistic that throughout its run the play saw audience members fainting in the stalls. The 2015 cinema release will have audiences on the edges of their seats from start to grisly end.

May 16, 2015
When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power with themes that still resonate even today. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging, and Dominic Dromgoole’s impassioned interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s classic plays showcased “a rapport between the performers and the audience that feels genuinely magical” (Daily Telegraph).

June 13, 2015
Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.
The third of our Roman Tragedies, Antony & Cleopatra picks up Antony’s story many years after Julius Caesar. Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breath-taking beauty and magnificence. The Globe’s 2014 envisioning of this iconic play encapsulates these themes whilst deftly threading a sense of comedy throughout, and Olivier Award-winner Eve Best’s Cleopatra ‘kisses the audience’ (Guardian) with her ‘magnetically humorous’ (Evening Standard) performance. 

June 27, 2015 
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.
Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.
The final Globe On Screen film for 2015 brings the perfect light relief to close an epic season of war and tragedy. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging and will have cinema audiences roaring with laughter as it crams in “more hilarious anarchy than you can shake a fish, cat or identity-confused servant at.” (London Theatre Guide). 

About a/perture cinema
a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films in two 80-seat theaters, one 45-seat theater, and one small 25 seat screening room. a/perture has evening screenings seven days a week with additional matinees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  In addition to the traditional freshly popped popcorn, candy, and coca-cola beverages, a/perture also offers a wide selection of beer and wine, healthy snacks and special treats made by local bakeries.  Plenty of parking is available in the surrounding downtown area, both on street and in the Cherry/Marshall parking deck adjacent to the cinema.  a/perture brings back the intimate movie-going experience of yesteryear and serves as a modern, unique alternative to giant chain cineplexes.  For more information on this series, please visit http://www.aperturecinema.com/ and click on the “alt/content” tab.  

To purchase tickets to any of these screenings, visit aperturecinema.com, and keep up with this film series and other current events by “liking” a/perture on Facebook, located at http://www.facebook.com/aperturecinema"

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