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‘The Deep Blue Sea’ to launch National Theatre Live season

Helen McCrory stars in National Theatre Live's "The Deep Blue Sea," screen ing Thursday and Oct. 12 at Sierra Cinemas.
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Who: Sierra Cinemas Presents

What: National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

When: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Sierra Cinemas, E. Main St. 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

The new season of National Theatre Live, broadcast live to Sierra Cinemas, continues this week with the classic drama by Terrence Rattigan, The Deep Blue Sea. Starring Helen McCrory in one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama, the play is a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. The Deep Blue Sea plays twice at Sierra Cinemas: Thursday at 7:15 p.m. and again Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

The play takes place in a flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London, 1952. Helen McCrory plays Hester Collyer, found by her neighbors in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt. The story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.

Evocative of the social pressures and repressed emotions of the early 1950s, the play brings us behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility where the characters burn with a brutal sense of loss and longing.

Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre stage in the production directed by Carrie Cracknell. NT Live audiences will recognize Helen from her roles in Medea and The Last of the Haussmans; she also appears in the television shows Peaky Blinders and Penny Dreadful.

“This production is a stand-out. Helen McCrory is fantastic. Carrie Cracknell directs with total assurance.” – The Times

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 The Deep Blue Sea are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, and children 12 and under. Advance tickets are available now at the Sierra Cinemas box office or online at http://www.sierratheaters.com/ntlive.

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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