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Lithgow delivers uproarious farce in ‘The Magistrate’

THE MAGISTRATE by Pinero, , Writer – Arthur Wing Pinero, Director – Timothy Shreader, Designer – Katrina Lindsay, Lighting – James Farncombe, Movement – Liam Steel, The National Theatre, 2012, Credit: Johan Persson/
JOHAN PERSSON |

Some of the finest live theater in the world returns to movie screens this month, and this time audiences are in for a night of outrageous comedy. Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner John Lithgow (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, “Shrek,” “3rd Rock from the Sun”) takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero’s hilarious Victorian farce “The Magistrate,” to be broadcast live from the National Theatre of London to cinemas around the world Thursday (Jan. 17). The play, directed by Olivier Award winner Timothy Sheader, will show at Sierra Cinemas at 7:15 p.m. Thursday and again at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In a similar vein to the National Theatre’s smash-hit comedy “She Stoops to Conquer” (broadcast at Sierra Cinemas last spring), “The Magistrate” is sure to have audiences doubled up with laughter. When amiable magistrate Posket (Lithgow) marries Agatha (Nancy Carroll), little does he realize she’s dropped five years from her age — and her son’s. When her deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous mishaps.


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