The series begins with Roxanne (1987 – Rated PG), starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah. Based on the 19th century play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the story follows C.D. Bales (Martin), a small-town fire chief with a very large nose, who falls for the new woman in town, the beautiful astronomer Roxanne. She in turn falls for the handsome but dim-witted firefighter, Chris. What ensues is a “gentle, whimsical comedy” (Roger Ebert) that reminds us that we all want to be loved for who we are on the inside.
The second movie in the series is Big (1988 – Rated PG), starring Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a 12 year-old boy who, after making a wish on a carnival machine, wakes up to find himself in the body of a 30 year-old man. With the help of his friend Billy, Josh learns to navigate the adult world, getting a job at FAO Shwartz and even falling in love. But ultimately, he realizes that being a kid is pretty great. Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Actor for Tom Hanks, “Big has a warmhearted sweetness that’s invigorating…and achieves the zip and exuberance of a classic romantic comedy” (Washington Post).
And speaking of classic romantic comedies, the third movie in our series takes the cake. Nora Ephron’s When Harry Met Sally (1989 – Rated R), stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as two characters who meet, don’t like each other, then keep meeting until they do. The premise that men and women can’t be friends because the sex always gets in the way is the central debate of the movie, but it’s the sharply written humor and the great performances that make this movie a real winner. Peter Travers at The Rolling Stone called it “a ravishing, romantic lark, brimming over with style, intelligence, and flashing wit.” And don’t forget, it also features a soundtrack of songs by Harry Connick, Jr. and stars Carrie Fisher as Sally’s best friend. Now how much fun would it be to see this movie again in a theater?
The final film in the series is Groundhog Day (1993 – Rated PG). The movie stars Bill Murray as an arrogant weatherman reluctantly covering the annual Groundhog Day celebration in Punxutawney who finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. Starring Andie MacDowell and directed by Harold Ramis, the film is “a hilarious and unexpectedly profound comedy” (Scott Tobias) that is truly Bill Murray at his best.
‘Something wicked this way comes' Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare's darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston's RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.
What if your first true love was someone you'd been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire
for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it's the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff's comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way in Windsor...