CLARK ART INSTITUTE TO AIR ‘THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III’

November 20, 2018
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute airs an encore presentation of National Theatre Live’s The Madness of George III, a multi-award-winning drama recorded live from London’s Nottingham Playhouse, on Saturday, December 8 at 1 pm. Tickets are $18 ($16 Clark members). The broadcast will be shown in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. To reserve tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call the box office at 413 458 0524.

The cast of the “spell-binding tour de force” (Telegraph) includes Olivier Award winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live's Coriolanus) in the title role and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance) as Dr. Willis.

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown—and expose the fine line between a king and a man.
Run time is 3 hours, 30 minutes. All ticket sales are non-refundable.

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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open daily in July and August and Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June. Hours: 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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