RAMParts Presents announces 2018 line-up

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – RAMParts Presents, in partnership with National Theatre Live, Bolshoi Ballet, and Exhibition on Screen, will bring art, stage, and dance offerings to the big screen from January through June in 2018. Travel the world in the comfort of the Bellows Falls Opera House in downtown Bellows Falls where adventurous shopping and dining completes a visit to the beautifully restored 550-seat theatre.

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the National Theatre Live brings Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches.” This seminal work was begun in the late 1980s, reached Broadway in 1993, and then became an HBO mini-series in 2003. You will see the live production staged in July 2017 from London’s National Theatre, starring Broadway superstar, Nathan Lane (The Producers), Andrew Garfield (Spiderman, Hacksaw Ridge), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Denise Gough, 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actress (People, Places and Things). Doors open at 11 a.m. with screening starting at 11:30 a.m. with a 3:30 intermission.

On Sunday, Jan. 21, we premiere the Bolshoi Ballet in the Opera House with a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Classic, Taming of the Shrew. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with screening from 1- 3 p.m.

The Lincoln Center review states, “The Bolshoi is ‘at the top of its game’ in acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s effervescent production of The Taming of the Shrew… With their signature bravura, the Bolshoi’s incomparable dancers bring to hilarious life all of the fawning, preening, and hypocrisy that well-born Kate finds so tiresome – and that ultimately makes the rough-edged outsider Petruchio seem so appealing to her.”

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Exhibition on Screen brings “Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing.” Made in close collaboration with curators and researchers at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, which houses the largest collection of Vincent’s artistic output in the world, and features great works such as the Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, Irises, Autumn Blossoms, the Bedroom, and many of his self-portraits. This film not only provides viewers with the moving and inspiring experience of seeing Vincent’s iconic masterpieces on the big screen but also examines new insights and interpretation from specially invited guests including curators, historians, and artists. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and screening starts at 7 p.m.

Robert McBride, director of the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project, is expanding arts programming locally by making it accessible in cost and availability. Monthly subscription prices are available to patrons purchasing tickets to both the NTL and Bolshoi screenings. All ticketing information is available online at www.rampartstickets.com. Seating is general admission. Contact Susan MacNeil at 603-313-0052 or email susan@svidol.com for more information.

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