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COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE AND HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCE “STAGE & SCREEN” SERIES: FOUR EVENTS IN 2017–2018

SIXTH YEAR OF COLLABORATION KICKS OFF WITH THE COEN BROTHERS’ BARTON FINK ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

(BROOKLINE) — Stage & Screen – a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company exploring the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films – announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $14 ($11 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.

The full program for the 2017-2018 Stage & Screen series is as follows:
BARTON FINK  IN CONJUNCTION WITH MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
Monday, September 11 at 7pm
New York playwright Barton Fink (John Turturro) comes to Hollywood to write a wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer’s block when his neighbor – jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows (John Goodman) – tries to help, but a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further. This 1991 comedy, film noir, mystery, horror, drama mash-up by the Coen Brothers is one of their most-acclaimed films, earning three awards at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. Barton Fink and Merrily We Roll Along share similar themes on artists seeking commercial success and the impact it can have on the art they create. 

After the film, Huntington Playwriting Fellows Miranda and John Adekoje and Director of New Work Charles Haugland will host a talkback on shared themes in Merrily We Roll Along and Barton Fink.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of Merrily We Roll Along (September 8 – October 15 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre) start at $25 and are available at huntingtontheatre.org.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE  IN CONJUNCTION WITH TARTUFFE
Monday, November 13 at 7pm

Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall), a thief, meets his true love in Lily (Miriam Hopkins), a pickpocket. The couple embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis). But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized, and Gaston is forced to choose between the two beautiful women. Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch’s masterful touch is in full flower in Trouble in Paradise, a pinnacle of sophisticated romantic comedy, loaded with sparkling dialogue, witty innuendo, and elegant comic invention. Trouble in Paradise and Tartuffe both explore the practice and technique of being a con-artist.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of Tartuffe (November 10 – December 10 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre) start at $25 and are available at huntingtontheatre.org.

MILDRED PIERCE  IN CONJUNCTION WITH BAD DATES
Monday, January 29 at 7pm

In this noir classic and Academy Award-winning film, Mildred (Joan Crawford) is interrogated by police about the death of her second husband, Monte Beragon. Throughout the film, flashbacks reveal the events leading up to his death as well as the details of Mildred’s relationship with her spoiled and social climbing daughter, Veda (Ann Blyth). An examination of successful, ambitious women and how they live, Mildred Pierce is as relevant as ever. Mildred Pierce is referenced in Bad Dates, and the plays protaginist Haley Walker considers herself to be a modern day Mildred Pierce.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of Bad Dates (January 26 – February 25 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre) ) start at $25 and are available at huntingtontheatre.org.

WORKING GIRL IN CONJUNCTION WITH TOP GIRLS
Monday, April 23 at 7pm

Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is a secretary from Long Island trying to climb the corporate ladder. After working with her new boss, Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), Tess learns that not all women in corporate America support each other. A misunderstanding with Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford), another executive, complicates matters, forcing Tess to choose between ambition with the possibility for love. Working Girl is a 1980s classic about self-discovery, determination, feminism, love, and a whole lot of hairspray. Top Girls and Working Girls both share similar themes regarding women in the workplace and the sacrifices they have to make.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of Top Girls (April 20 – May 20 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre) ) start at $25 and are available at huntingtontheatre.org.

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY
The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.

ABOUT THE COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE
The Coolidge Corner Theatre is one of the nation’s most prominent independently-operated movie theatres, run by the not-for-profit Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation. A beloved movie house, the Coolidge has been pleasing audiences with the best in cinematic entertainment since 1933. In addition to contemporary art house and independent film, the Coolidge presents the annual and prestigious Coolidge Award, Science on Screen, high-definition broadcasts of live opera, ballet, and theatre performances, Big Screen Classics, midnight screenings of cult films, kids’ programs, and sneak previews and discussion of upcoming films as part of Talk Cinema. The Coolidge has won numerous awards and honors for its creative programming. For more information, visit coolidge.org.

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