National Theater Live

Here Comes Cumberbatch

“Remember me.” – Ghost
“Remember Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch” – Third Rail

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation GameFrankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. This production has been eagerly awaited both at the National Theatre and here at Third Rail’s NT Live screenings.

We have added as many performances as we can due to the incredibly high level of demand, and only a few tickets are left. Just a few. So get them while you can! Oct 18Nov 1415 and 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

But don’t forget these two other things…

– This presentation will be a screening – Benedict Cumberbatch will not be present. (We know…we’re sad too.)

– These screenings will be the final Third Rail events at the World Trade Center Theater (121 SW Salmon Street). After this, everything Third Rail presents will be in our interim home at Imago Theatre.

Cumberbatch’s Hamlet

Hamlet. One of the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature. One of the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays in his life time. The most frequently performed play at the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1879. This time, though, something’s a little different.

One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.Time Out

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet Daily Telegraph

This is the fastest selling show in National Theatre history, and the NT Live screening will be shown on over 550 screens around the world, including right here at Third Rail! We’ve already sold out four showings, so we added four more and they are well on their way to selling out, too. So get tickets while you can!

Don’t Miss The NT Live Encore Festival This Weekend!

Binge watching. It’s how we consume our media these days. It’s the most common method to watch television shows after they have gone off the air, or catch up on a film series before the next one hits the theatres. Perhaps some of you have even traveled to Ashland to binge watch live theatre and see 45 shows in two days?

Well, we’re getting in on the action. Third Rail is now offering you the opportunity to binge watch your favorite 2014-15 shows from National Theater Live in London. Starring Ralph FiennesJames FrancoChris O’DowdBill NighyCarey MulliganMark Strong, and more! Third Rail is proud to be sharing them with you all weekend, August 28 – 30.

You can purchase individual tickets; a punch card for six discounted tickets; or as a Member, you would have unlimited access to every NT Live showing all season (and yes, unlimited means you can come more than once). Whether you are seeing one show or all six, come see us at the NT Live Encore Festival!!

Man and Superman
– Friday (8/28) at 7:00 pm – Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Treasure Island
 – Saturday (8/29) at 11:00 am – Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation. Suitable for 10years +

Of Mice and Men
 – Saturday (8/29) at 3:00 pm – James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in this landmark Broadway revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s powerful portrait of the American spirit.

Skylight
 – Saturday (8/29) at 7:00 pm – Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in David Hare’s riveting play about former lovers locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

A View From the Bridge
 – Sunday (8/30) at 2:00 pm – A stellar cast, led by Mark Strong, brings to life this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece.

JOHN
 – Sunday (8/30) at 7:00 pm – Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre creates an intense, moving theatrical experience about a man’s extraordinary and touching journey. Suitable for 18yrs+.

All screening will be at Imago Theatre17 SE 8th Avenue, 97214.

August 24 – August 30 2015

This week, we send August out with a bang!

Our mainstage shows are in full swing. Or, will be having a production meeting. The Realistic Joneses will be having a preliminary design meeting about set and costumes. But! This week belongs to NT Live. Specifically, our NT Live Encore Festival! All of your favorite screenings from the past year in one weekend of theatrical excellence. See your favorites one more time and catch the ones you missed!

There are three ways to get in the room with us for NT Live…
1) Single tickets are $20 (with discounts for Students and Seniors).
2) Punch cards for 6 screenings are $96.
3) Become a Third Rail Member for the low monthly fee of $29.33 and receive UNLIMITED access to many events, including all NT Live screenings.

We have something for everyone this weekend. So, we’ll see everyone there!

Man and Superman
– Friday (8/28) at 7:00 pm – Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Treasure Island
– Saturday (8/29) at 11:00 am – Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation. Suitable for 10years +

Of Mice and Men
– Saturday (8/29) at 3:00 pm – James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in this landmark Broadway revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s powerful portrait of the American spirit.

Skylight
– Saturday (8/29) at 7:00 pm – Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in David Hare’s riveting play about former lovers locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

A View From the Bridge
– Sunday (8/30) at 2:00 pm – A stellar cast, led by Mark Strong, brings to life this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece.

JOHN
– Sunday (8/30) at 7:00 pm – Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre creates an intense, moving theatrical experience about a man’s extraordinary and touching journey. Suitable for 18yrs+.

All screening will be at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, 97214.

NT Live Encore Festival Preview

If you’re a fan of NT Live, then we have the perfect weekend for you; and if you’re not familiar with NT Live, then we have the perfect immersive introduction: Our National Theatre Live Encore Festival! We’re bringing back all your 2014-15 favorites for a weekend of non-stop NT Live fun. Six shows in three days. Come see one you missed. Come see one you loved again. Come see National Theatre Live presented at Imago for the first time!

National Theatre Live (NT Live) is the National Theatre of London’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre from the London stage to screens around the world. Third Rail was the first Portland presenter of these amazing productions, captured live onstage and presented locally in high-definition video.

Individual show tickets are available at Adult, Senior, and Student rates. Or you can get a pass to all six shows for $96. OR, you can become a Third Rail member and gain unlimited access to every NT Live screening – not just during the Festival – as well as all Third Rail programming for a low monthly fee of $29.33.

Details about the Festival are below. But fair warning… before you read this, you’re going to want to sit down

Man and Superman
 – Friday (8/28) at 7:00 pm
Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Treasure Island
 – Saturday (8/29) at 11:00 am
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation. Suitable for 10 years +.

Of Mice and Men
 – Saturday (8/29) at 3:00 pm
James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in this landmark Broadway revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s powerful portrait of the American spirit.

Skylight
 – Saturday (8/29) at 7:00 pm
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in David Hare’s riveting play about former lovers locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

A View From the Bridge
 – Sunday(8/30) at 2:00 pm
A stellar cast, led by Mark Strong, brings to life this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece.

JOHN
 – Sunday (8/30) at 7:00 pm
Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre creates an intense, moving theatrical experience about a man’s extraordinary and touching journey. Suitable for 18 years +.