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Ralph Fiennes stars in Bernard Shaw’s Man & Superman

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Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes stars in a rare onstage appearance in this reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic play, Man and Superman,

National Theatre Live presents Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) in a rare onstage appearance as Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw's witty, provocative classic play, "Man and Superman," broadcast live from London to Sierra Cinemas 7:15 p.m. Thursday (May 14) with one encore screening at 3:30 p.m. May 20.

Sold out in London, this critically acclaimed production features a cast of huge stage and screen talent, including Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) and Tim McMullan (The Queen).

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, "Man and Superman" asks fundamental questions about how we live. 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 n her certainty as he is in his.

National Theatre Live is an initiative by the National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season in June 2009, over 1.8 million people have experienced the work of National Theatre Live in 700 cinemas in 25 countries.

Tickets for Man and Superman are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, and children 12 and under. Group rates are also available but must be purchased in advance. Advance tickets are available now at the Sierra Cinemas box office or online at http://www.sierratheaters.com/live. Sierra Cinemas is located at 840-C East Main St. at the corner of Hughes Road in Grass Valley. For more information, please call 530-477-1100, or visit http://www.sierratheaters.com. For more information on National Theatre Live, visit http://www.ntlive.com.

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WHO: Sierra Cinemas Presents

WHAT: National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

WHEN: Thursday, May 14 at 7:15 pm and Wednesday, May 20 at 3:30 pm

WHERE: Sierra Cinemas, E. Main Street Grass Valley

TICKETS: $18 Adults, $15 Seniors, Children 12 and under & students with ID; Available online at http://www.sierratheaters.com/ntlive or at the Sierra Cinemas Box Office

INFO: http://www.sierratheaters.com, 530-477-9000

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