November 06, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

Skylight posterThe National Theatre Live season continues Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg with a screening of Skylight with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

The screening begins at 1 p.m., with a running time of two hours and 40 minutes. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is adults $15; senior citizens $12; students $10; students with ID $5. The Campus Theatre is located at 413 Market St.

The production, rated suitable for ages 15+, is directed by Academy Award-nominated and Tony-winning Stephen Daldry (The Audience). Daldry recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

Skylight stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, Pride & Prejudice) in her West End stage debut. Matthew Beard (An Education, One Day, The Look of Love) joins the cast as Tom Sergeant's son.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

In a glowing review, Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls Skylight "one of the most intelligently sentimental love stories of our time. Be ready to cry. The thinking can happen later."

Brantley continues, "In this nigh-perfect production, their sometimes anguished, sometimes heart-shatteringly funny weighing of their inner and outer worlds translates into two impeccably chiseled hours onstage."

The play, which received five-star accolades from many reviews, transfers to Broadway next year for a 13-week run April 2 through June 14.

The National Theatre (NT Live) season 6 is sponsored by the Bucknell University Departments of Art and Art History, Classics, English, and Theatre and Dance, the Bucknell Arts Council, the Bucknell Innovation Group and the Office of the Provost.

The spring schedule includes John (Jan. 25), Treasure Island (Feb. 21), Of Mice and Men (March 22), The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard (May 3) and Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes (May 31). For more information on these productions, visit http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ 

NT Live productions, which are screened in more than 700 venues worldwide, include productions at other U.K. theatres. Cameras are brought to the theatre one evening, and that live performance is seen, via satellite. U.S. theatres generally delay the broadcasts until the evening, or show the production on different days. These are the original live satellite feeds; no editing takes place between the time of transmission and showing.

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