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01 February 2014 @ 01:15 pm
Don't Tell Me That!  
So, out of curiosity, I clicked over to the National Theatre Live website, after reading that they were doing an encore streaming of Coriolanus, certain that if there were any viewing here in the States, it would be like in New York. Oh, fooey, I was wrong. The closest showing to me is in Grass Valley, CA and this cracks me up. Grass Valley is the little town in the foothills of the Sierra where my great-great grandparents settled in the 1860s, and I've never visited, not discovering this fact till a few years ago. And here I find that it's the closest place to see Coriolanus. Close being relative: it's 600+ miles away, over Donner Pass, in the winter. A 10 hour drive. But hey, close! You know, if it weren't winter, I would be so tempted [sighs] I shouldn't have looked.

ETA: Hmmm.... whatever location thingie they're using has the mileage all messed up. It has Grass Valley being under 200 miles away. So ignoring where they think I am, and looking at the list, it loos like U of U in SLC may have a showing. Must investigate further!

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spiffikinsspiffikins on February 1st, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
I'm excited! I have my ticket for tomorrow morning's show!
Becca: Benny's Red Hair & Sweater by beccadgbeccadg on February 1st, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Heh. My local place that does NTL broadcasts is only a half an hour away, but I had to choose whether I wanted a ticket for Coriolanus or for Benny's Frankenstein and I chose finally getting to see Benny's Frankenstein. >:)
spiffikinsspiffikins on February 2nd, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
oooh - I saw that in November! It was good - Ben was excellent! I am not a huge fan of the Frankenstein *story* though - but it was very well acted!
Becca: Benny's Red Hair by beccadgbeccadg on February 2nd, 2014 05:14 am (UTC)
Oooh - I saw that in November!

They played it here on Halloween, and I couldn't go then because I had class that night. :(

It was good - Ben was excellent!

Thanks! I'm glad to hear that!!

I am not a huge fan of the Frankenstein *story* though...

That's okay. I am a huge fan of the Frankenstein story. I've written a 12 page paper on the original book for a college course. I hope the play treats the Monster decently. I know it doesn't let him have hair the way he does in the book, but I'm more interested in how articulate they let him be.

...but it was very well acted!

The only thing I'm more excited by is the thought of Benny doing Hamlet. That makes me dizzy if I think about it much. @.@
in_the_bottlein_the_bottle on February 2nd, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
I can't believe how much feels I had for that damn play!! Bloody Hiddleston!!! *quite literally*
red_moon_: lovered_moon_ on February 2nd, 2014 12:28 pm (UTC)
Well, I hope you made it there.

I went to a streaming in Düsseldorf. Even on the way to the cinema and right before at dinner in a restaurant right next to the place, my companion and me played a little game called "Look at those girls, bet they will attend the screening too".

I guess 90 - 95% of the audience consisted of fangirls. No one was wearing something like a Loki-shirt but you just looked at this huge group of 25 - 35 year old women and thought, 'Yeah, we are all here for the great culture value of the play... oh, who do we try to kid here, we want to see Tom.'

The play was quite intense and it was worth it (even when it took like forever to get back home after it).