Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Imagine the weight of wearing a crown and being the designated head of state, even if it is ceremonial, for more than six decades.  Queen Elizabeth II of England has that prestigious distinction.  One of her tasks as Queen has been a weekly meeting with whomever occupies the domain at number 10 Downing Street, the designated Prime Minister.    Those closed door sessions are sacrosanct and no one is to utter a word outside the inner sanctum.

What if you could be privy to those private discussions?  What might you learn that would be revealing, disquieting, remarkable, sensational?  You are invited to witness Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in a broadcast live from London as part of National Theatre Live HD on Thursday, June 13 at 2 p.m. and encore at 7 p.m. at the Regina Quick Center on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield.

For 180 minutes you will be spellbound as the Queen meets in "The Audience" with a succession of a dozen Prime Ministers, in a room at Buckingham Palace.  From Churchill to Cameron, these private door sessions have noted the Queen maturing from new bride to dowager, as the conversationson government matters ranged from "a sounding board to a confessional."

For tickets ($25, seniors $20, students $15), call the Quick Center box office at 877-ARTS-396 or online at

Let Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II provide you with a royal reception.

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