Theater

National Theatre Live: A Small Family Business

 
 
Sat, Jun 14, 2014
  • 12PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 2hrs 45min (with intermission)
ALL TICKETS:  $25; $23 for Friends of BAM and Cinema Club members
 
 
 
 
 
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By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Adam Penford

"…gleamingly confirms [Ayckbourn’s] status as our most ingenious stage craftsman."
—The Independent

This screening was recorded from an earlier live performance.

Jack McCracken is a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Returning to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, A Small Family Business—winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play—is a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval).