Maudie Ma­nia

An­napo­lis Royal screen­ings sold out, more planned for week­end

Annapolis Valley Register - - COMMUNITY - THE THE­ATRE BY LAWRENCE POW­ELL AN­NAPOLIS­COUN­TYSPEC­TA­TOR.CA AN­NAPO­LIS ROYAL

The movie Maudie, star­ing Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, was so pop­u­lar last week­end at King’s The­atre that more show­ings are sched­uled for next week­end.

“We have had three sold out shows and a heads up that there are very few seats left for tonight,” the­atre gen­eral man­ager Janet Lark­man said in an email late in the af­ter­noon on May 28.

Fri­day night’s show was sold out and left a line-up of about 100 peo­ple with­out seats. They could get tick­ets for three sub­se­quent show­ings. But Satur­day night was packed, as was Sun­day’s mati­nee. At about 5 p.m. on Sun­day, Lark­man said few tick­ets were left for the fi­nal show.

“But fear not -- we plan to add mul­ti­ple screen­ings next week­end,” Lark­man said. “The de­tails of times and dates will be an­nounced as soon as they can be con­firmed. And yes, we will be of­fer­ing ad­vance tick­ets sales.”

Lark­man de­scribed re­sponse to the movie about folk artist Maud Lewis as Maudie Ma­nia.

Many in the au­di­ence Satur­day night had met or known Lewis and those who knew her well said Hawkins’ por­trayal was per­fect.

Re­sponse to Satur­day night’s screen­ing was pos­i­tive, with the au­di­ence ap­plaud­ing as the lights came up af­ter al­most two hours.

All talk was about Hawkins’ por­trayal of Lewis, whose life as an artist played out less than half an hour away just out­side Digby. Hawke’s por­trayal as the no­tal­ways-nice, emo­tion­ally-bound Everett Lewis was pow­er­ful – and per­haps gen­er­ous.

The film is a Cana­dian Ir­ish pro­duc­tion pro­duced by Mon­grel Me­dia and has al­ready re­ceived Os­car buzz.

For more in­for­ma­tion on tick­ets call the Box Of­fice at 902-5327704. Or you can get them at the door Tues­day to Fri­day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go to the web­site for ticket in­for­ma­tion and up­dates at www.kingsthe­atre.ca

The movie is a King’s Film So­ci­ety pre­sen­ta­tion.

DUNCAN DEYOUNG/COUR­TESY OF MON­GREL ME­DIA

Sally Hawkins’ por­trayal of Maud Lewis in the movie Maudie was lauded as Os­car-de­serv­ing by many who saw the show at King’s The­atre in An­napo­lis Royal last week­end – and more than a few in the au­di­ence knew the world­fa­mous folk artist. They said Hawkins was in­deed Maud Lewis. All four shows were sold out but King’s The­atre is sched­ul­ing more shows for this com­ing week­end.

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