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‘The Last of the Haussmans’ broadcast Friday at LPCA

October 25, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents an Encore HD Screening of London's National Theatre Live "The Last of the Haussmans" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for LPCA members and $10 for students 18 and under. For reservations or more information contact the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or visit online at

Julie Walters leads the cast in "The Last of the Haussmans," a new play by Stephen Beresford, to be broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas across the UK and worldwide. Directed by Howard Davies, the cast also includes Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory.

"The Last of the Haussmans" examines the fate of the revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that's losing its grip.

Anarchic, feisty but growing old, high society drop-out Judy Haussman (Julie Walters) 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 as they alternately cling to and flee this louche and chaotic world of all-day drinking, infatuations, long-held resentments, free love and failure.

The cast also includes Taron Egerton, Isabella Laughland and Matthew Marsh. The designer is Vicki Mortimer, with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Christopher Shutt and projection design by Jon Driscoll.

"The Last of the Haussmans" runs 2 hours 40 minutes including an interval.



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