Two Kings and a Queen Grace Movie Screens as
Fathom Events and By Experience Present a Trio of
Shakespeare Plays from Canada’s Stratford Festival
‘King Lear,’ ‘King John’ and ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ Provide Fans
with Memorable Drama, in Select Theaters Starting February 25
DENVER – December 15, 2014 – Three of Shakespeare’s great dramas about the burdens, madness and romance of ruling, all performed by one of the world’s premier repertory theater companies – The Stratford Festival in Ontario Canada – come to select U.S. cinemas courtesy of Fathom Events and By Experience. Presented under the banner of Stratford Festival HD, the series begins with the tragic tale of King Lear on Wednesday, Feb. 25, continues with King John on Thursday, April 8 and finishes with Antony and Cleopatra on Thursday, May 21. Each production features top-notch casts that breathe fresh life into these timeless dramas.
Tickets for the Stratford Festival HD productions are currently on sale at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com, making this an ideal holiday gift for any person on your list. The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters are subject to change).
The Stratford Festival has been setting the standard for classical theatre in North America for more than 60 years. Since its revolutionary first season in 1953, it has welcomed more than 26 million theatregoers from around the world, people who flock to this small Canadian town for one reason: an unparalleled quality of performance.
King Lear – A kingdom divided, a family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm. Four hundred years after it was written, King Lear, resonates as never before. This powerful and unforgettable production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy stars Colm Feore in a star-making role, directed by Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino. It screens on Feb. 25, 2015.
King John – When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother’s anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s King John, starring Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins, directed by Tim Carroll. It screens April 8, 2015.
Antony and Cleopatra – The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints a landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart’s transgressions. It screens May 21, 2015.
“We’re very happy to join forces again with By Experience to bring high calibre theatre from the highest of calibre writers to cinema audiences this spring,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.