Audience members who attended the first screening of "One Man, Two Guvnors" earlier this summer in East Central University's Estep Multimedia Center are clamoring for an encore of a comedy London's Daily Telegraph calls “the funniest show in town."
So ECU SCREENS has agreed to offer a special, encore performance Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for ECU students and $10 for the general public. All audience members will enjoy free cups of Braum’s ice cream during the interval. "One Man, Two Guvnors" contains some coarse language and adult humor that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
ECU SCREENS, in collaboration with Sigma Tau Delta and The Honors Student Association, presents this “wildly funny comedy” (The Times). Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of “The Late Late Show,” James Corden, the uproarious “One Man, Two Guvnors” was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
NT Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. ECU SCREENS presents Royal National Theater recorded-live stage performances throughout the year. The screenings range from classic literary masterpieces to popular contemporary works. All are open to the public.
Check out the lineup for the fall season:
*“Hangmen” – Monday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. At 6:30, prior to the screening, ECU professor of political and legal studies Dr. Christine Pappas will give a talk on the death penalty in Oklahoma entitled “Oklahoma’s Legacy of Tinkering with the Machinery of Death.”
* “Frankenstein” – Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
* “Hamlet” – Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
* “Deep Blue Sea” – Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Visit www.ecuscreens.blogspot.com or the ECU SCREENS Facebook page to learn more. For more information about the NT Live, visit http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/. Contact Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, co-director of ECU SCREENS, at (580) 559-5929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.