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The Cinema Arts Centre is once again hosting a number of stage-to-screen performances from some of the world’s most renowned playwrights.

National Theatre Live will present the following live broadcasts from their theaters to the big screens at Cinema Arts Centre.

On Thursday Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., Cinema Arts will be showing Kenneth MacMillan’s play, “Mayerling,” a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.

MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide.

The large cast allows for impressive ensembles, in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction. 

Cinema Arts will show Alan Bennett’s multiple award-winning play, “The Madness of George III,” on Tuesday Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

“The Madness of George III” dramatizes the final years of King George III’s reign over the United Kingdom, his battle with mental illness, and the inability of the court to handle his condition.

With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

The epic play was adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. 

On Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., Cinema Arts will be show William Shakespeare’s “Antony & Cleopatra.”

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. 

For tickets and more information about these screenings, go to www.cinemaartscentre.org.

The Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Ave. in Huntington.

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