A philosopher once called theatre “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical Groupon: for $7, you get a ticket to the Murdock Theatre to see London Assurance broadcast from the National Theatre in London (a $15 value). The play will air Thursday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m.
The 20th Century Club Center's Murdock Theatre is a historic venue dedicated to supporting cultural life and diversity in Wichita through a varied film portfolio. London Assurance, a classic Dion Boucicault five-act comedy, is part of the NT Live series that records and broadcasts hi-def performances from London's National Theatre to theatres worldwide. The classic 1841 play tells the farcical love story of the elderly Sir Harcourt Courtly, the young beauty Grace, and Courtly's love-struck son, with Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw in two of the lead roles.
As you relish the onscreen show, savor peripheral views of the classic theatre's balcony, shuttered windows, original frescoes, and Art Deco chandeliers. Recent updates, including a 12' x 22' screen, new sound system, and state-of-the-art digital projector produce a hi-def, realistic experience without leaving grass stains on your knees.
Louise C. Murdock Theatre
With its grand reopening in 2005, the Louise C. Murdock Theatre married the technological trappings of a modern cinema to its historic, 80-year-old interior. The theater’s original frescoes and iridescent, art-deco chandelier greet guests as they make their way toward a single 25'x16' screen. Framed by lush red curtains, the digital canvas displays images from a digital projector with high-definition capabilities, accompanied by the boisterous booms of Dolby surround sound. The theater screens a diverse calendar of cinematic fare, including limited-release arthouse films and classic foreign cinema augmented by popcorn and other epicurean goodies from the full concession stand stocked with snacks, alcohol, and more. The Murdock also proudly projects simulcast and prerecorded productions through partnerships with The Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre, transporting international stage performances to the Murdock without the hassle of getting sandbags through customs.
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