Thursday November 10, 2016
(Please Note: the show will be on Thursday because City Hall is closed on Friday the 11th for Remembrance Day)
War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region 1992: local Apkhazians are fighting to break free from Georgia. Two Estonians, Ivo and Margus, have stayed behind to harvest their crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict in their miniature village wounded men are left behind, and Ivo is forced to take them in. But they are from opposite sides of the war. This is a touching anti-war story about Estonians who find themselves in the middle of someone else’s war. How do they handle it? How do the enemies act under a third-party roof?
1 hr 27 min
Alan Bennett is one of England’s best known and beloved playwrights. The Lady in the Van tells the true story of his relationship with the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett slowly learns about Miss Shepherd’s history, and how she came to be in her current situation. This is a touching tale of empathy blessed by inspired performances by Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings.
1 hr 44 min