Arts, Dining & Entertainment
January 4, 2018

Paramount Theatre presents encore broadcast of “Obsession,” Live in HD

Paramount Theatre presents encore broadcast of “Obsession,” Live in HD

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre continues its screenings of Live in HD from the National Theatre with an encore broadcast of “Obsession” on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. This unique collaboration brings together three of Europe’s most celebrated producing organizations: The National Theatre of Great Britain, Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam. This production was co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Jude Law stars in the stage production of “Obsession,” previously broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: “A View from the Bridge,” “Hedda Gabler”) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Ivo van Hove, the internationally acclaimed artistic director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam fashions his production as a “Modern Greek Tragedy… rooted in the electricity and destructive combustion of an ill-fated attraction.”

Bruce Bouchard, executive director of The Paramount commented, “We are so honored to be able to present these world-class productions, in Encore Presentations from The National Theatre. Some of the stunning and unforgettable productions that have shown on our screen have represented as good a theatrical product as can be seen anywhere: ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,’ View From the Bridge,’ and ‘Angels in America’ stand with anything I have seen anywhere in a lifetime of seeing theatre. The productions sit right in your lap and make you feel as if you are in the front row at the theatre. I can only hope that more people discover this treasure in our midst.”

Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for students. Get tickets and more info at paramountlive.org. The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center St., Rutland.

Photo by Jan Versweyveld
Jude Law and Halina Reign star in “Obsession” at the Barbican Theatre.

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