Film: Private Lives at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Sat, May 31
Private Lives (2014)
Saturday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 (SPPAC Members save 10-20%. Become a Member Today!)
A comedy by Noel Coward, produced by Chichester Festival and filmed in London’s West End at the Gielgud Theatre. Elyot Chase (Toby Stephens) and Amanda Prynne (Anna Chancellor) are glamorous, rich, reckless — and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses.
This chance encounter instantly reignites their passion, and they fling themselves headlong into a whirlwind of love and lust once more, without a thought for partners present or turbulences past. This explosive production proves Noël Coward still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight. Described by the critics as “one of the finest productions of the play I have seen …. startlingly fresh, funny and unexpectedly moving” (The Daily Telegraph), “You don’t want the night to end” (The Sunday Times), “Quite possibly the performance of a lifetime for Stephens” (The Independent) , “Amanda Prynne is a role Anna Chancellor was born to play” (The Financial Times).
Please note, this is a film. Running time: 117 minutes plus intermission.