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The National Theatre brings The Last of the Haussmans' to the Grand

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Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory in 'The Last of the Haussmans' Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory in 'The Last of the Haussmans'

ELLSWORTH - The Grand announces the next in a series of high-definition simulcast performances from The National Theatre of London a production of the eagerly anticipated new play 'The Last of the Haussmans' starring Julie Walters and Rory Kinnear on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.

Directed by Howard Davies, 'The Last of the Haussmans' tells the story of anarchic, high society drop-out Judy Haussman (Julie Walters, 'Educating Rita,' 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows') who remains in spirit with the Ashrams of the 1960s while holding court in her dilapidated Art Deco house on the Devon coast. After an operation, she's joined by wayward offspring Nick (Rory Kinnear) and Libby (Helen McCrory), sharp-eyed granddaughter Summer, local doctor Peter and Daniel, a troubled teenager who makes use of the family's crumbling swimming pool. Together they share a few sweltering months in this chaotic world of all-day drinking, infatuations, long-held resentments, free love and failure.

The simulcasts from London are part of The Grand's high-definition offerings that also include the Metropolitan Opera 2012-2013 season. 'This is the best of British acting beamed directly to Ellsworth,' explained Grand Executive Director Zoe Alexis Scott. 'Just like the opera, it's an opportunity to engage in cultural offerings from around the world without having to live in New York or London.' The Observer calls The Last of the Haussmans 'a knockout entertaining, sad and outrageous.'Tickets are: $17 general admission, $15 for seniors, $14 for members, $12 for students and $10 for youth 12 and under. Tickets are available at The Grand Box Office (207) 667-9500 or online at www.grandonline.org.

The Grand is proud to be presenting the NT Live, a series of simulcasts from The National Theatre of London, including the upcoming 'Timon of Athens,' the Shakespearean classic directed by Nicholas Hytner ('The Madness Of King George,' 'The History Boys') on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

A full schedule can be found online at www.grandonline.org. Or follow The Grand on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Auditorium/112755987339.

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