Tuesday, December 10, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts
1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Costs: General Public: $20 - NU Faculty/Staff: $16 - Full-Time Student (with ID): $10
TIC Box Office
Category: Fine Arts
Tuesday, December 10, 7 p.m.
Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed play The Habit of Art, with Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.
Alan Bennett’s play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.
General admission: $20 general public; $16 NU faculty/staff (phone and in-person only); $10 full-time students (must present valid ID at Will Call)
Group rates: $18 for general public groups of 8 or more; $8 for full-time student groups of 8 or more. Call the TIC Box Office at (847) 491-7282.