UCC presents National Theatre Live
Man and Superman is broadcast live from London’s West End by National Theatre Live to screens all over the world. Each National Theater Live broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theater; cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the 'best seat in the house' at each production. Satellites allow the plays to be broadcast 'as live' according to their time zone, or at a later date. UCC is proud to be one of the sites to broadcast these theater experiences throughout the year.
Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.
Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.
Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.
A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.
Running dates for Man and Superman at UCC’s Centerstage Theater include:
- Thursday May 28* 3:00 pm
- Saturday May 30* 3:00 pm
*Encore screening of a previously recorded performance
Running time is approximately 4 hours with an intermission
Ticket Price: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors and UCC Staff, $8 UCC Students and under 18. Assigned seating
Group rates available. Not recommended for young children
Tickets are available at tickets.umpqua.edu, at the door or by calling (541) 440-7700