Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn helms riotous new comedy production
Sedona AZ (June 26, 2014) – The National Theatre of London celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a new production of “A Small Family Business” on Sunday, July 6. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of the new comedy currently on-stage in London. There will be one show at 1 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). “A Small Family Business”returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play. It also enjoyed a successful run on Broadway.
Jack McCracken: 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.
“A Small Family Business” is garnering raves from critics and audiences in London and around the world, including 4- and 5-star reviews from every major publication in England.
‘Classic Ayckbourn. Nigel Lindsay is superb.’ — Daily Telegraph
‘A spirited production. Blends morality, fable and black farce.’ — Independent
‘A fast and furious farce.’ — Daily Express
“A Small Family Business” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, July 6 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.