Plays broadcast into movie theaters, and will be 3-D
Following opera, sporting events and concerts, now a company is bringing theatre to movie theaters.
Theater lovers rejoice. The world’s best stage productions are on their way to a movie house near you. Thanks to the digital revolution, everything from London’s acclaimed National Theater production of Racine’s masterwork “Phèdre,” starring Helen Mirren, to the off-Broadway cult favorite “Forever Plaid,” not to mention upcoming top Broadway musicals, are beaming into multiplexes from Reykjavik to Los Angeles —– in high-definition and eventually 3-D, to boot.
It’s high-tech culture for the low price of a movie matinee and a box of popcorn. And in a sure sign that regional thespians aren’t worried about the arrival of their digital counterparts, the premier regional theater in the United States, Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater, will actually screen a delayed transmission of “Phèdre” July 8 and 9 in one of its main stages.
Read the full story in the Christian Science Monitor.