March 11, 2013

M On-Screen in Brookline, MA – and On Stage

In March, Peter Lorre fans in the Boston area will have an opportunity to experience a showing of M (1931) on the big screen, and a stage presentation with a unique point-of-view.

As part of their “Stage and Screen” series, the Coolidge Corner Theatre will show M on Monday, March 11, 2013, in Movie House 1. The program will begin at 7 pm.

Tickets are $9.25 for adults, and $7.25 for seniors (62 and older) and children (12 and younger). Tickets may be purchased at the Coolidge box office, which opens a half hour before the first show of the day. 75 cents of every admission sold at the box office goes toward the Capital Campaign Renovation fund. Tickets may also be purchased online through the cinema’s website.

Coolidge members may purchase tickets at a discount.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is located at 290 Harvard Street, in Brookline, MA. To hear recorded information, please contact the Coolidge at (617) 734-2500. The office at the Coolidge may be reached at (617) 734-2501.

Parking is available at meters behind the Coolidge, on Centre Street (one block from Harvard Street) and along Beacon Street. Parking is also available at an hourly rate in the garage at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, located at 40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner, in Brookline.

The Coolidge is also served by train and bus.

More information about parking, as well as directions to the Coolidge, is available on the cinema’s website.

Boston playwright Ryan Landry will introduce this special screening of M at the Coolidge – as a prelude to his own theatrical version of M later this month at the Boston Center for the Arts. Following the screening of M at the Coolidge, M. Bevin O’Gara, Associate Producer at the Huntington Theatre Company, will moderate a discussion about adapting the film to the stage. Participating in the discussion will be Ryan Landry, lighting designer Deb Sullivan, and cast member Ellen Adair.

Landry’s version of M will involve puppets. Local Boston actress Karen MacDonald will take Peter’s role as the child murderer, Hans Beckert. Caitlin Lowans will direct the production.

“Not for the squeamish!” warns the theatre’s website. . .

The stage version of M will be performed at the Huntington Theatre Company’s Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, beginning Friday, March 29 and running through Saturday, April 27. The Calderwood is located in the Boston Center for the Arts, at 527 Tremont Street, in the South End of Boston, MA. The Calderwood’s phone number is (617) 933-8600.

Directions to the Calderwood, as well as information about parking and public transportation, may be found on the theater’s website.

Tickets are available every evening, with matinees on the weekends. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Calderwood website.

In addition to the stage performance will be several special events:
  • 35 Below Wrap Party – Friday, March 29, 8 pm
  • Press Opening Night – Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm
  • Humanities Forum – Sunday, April 21, 2 pm
  • Actors Forum – Wednesday, April 24, 2 pm
Theatergoers will have an opportunity to meet the cast of M at the Actors Forum, while the Humanities Forum will consider the play’s context and significance with an expert. More information on these events may be found on the Calderwood website.

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