March 04, 2015, BY Kathryn Kopchik

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. Photo by Richard Phibbs
James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in the NT Live screening 'Of Mice and Men' March 22 [photo by Richard Phibbs]

The National Theatre Live season continues Sunday, March 22, at the Campus Theatre with Of Mice and Men with James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. The Campus Theatre is located at 413 Market St. in Lewisburg.

The screening begins at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is adults $15; senior citizens $12; students $10; students with ID $5.

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live.

This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men, called a "moving masterpiece" by Time magazine, is directed by Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway's August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd.

In a four-star review, Independent calls it "A riveting, powerful production." USA Today calls it "A starry, stinging and powerful production"; Huffington Post says of it, "Steinbeck's work comes to vivid, heart-wrenching life. A distinguished revival." The Toronto Star recommends, "Don't miss this superb, shattering work of art."

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 Behind the Beautiful Forevers (April 19), 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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