CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS A SCREENING OF AMADEUS BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON

March 9, 2017
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents Amadeus, broadcast live from the National Theatre of London, on Sunday, March 19 at 1 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $18 ($16 members) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. Run time is 3 hours, 30 minutes.
 
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world—and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy, he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
 
After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
 
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