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London's National Theatre Live in HD Presents This House at the Clark

For Immediate Release

May 07, 2013

Williamstown, MA—London’s National Theatre Live in HD returns to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute with the critically acclaimed play This House on Thursday, May 16 at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 ($15 members, students). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.

It’s 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fistfights erupt in bars, and ill members are hauled in to cast their votes.

It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.

James Graham’s biting and energetic play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves—and on occasion bend the rules—to maneuver a diverse and conflicting chorus of members of parliament.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 9 through October 31; free November through June 8; and 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. The Clark’s library will be closed for renovation June 1 through September 3, 2013.

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Press contact:

Amanda Powers
apowers@clarkart.edu
413 458 0471

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