Calling all culture vultures! There’s a jam-packed line-up of cultural events taking place in Jackson Hole this spring. From Harry Potter treading the boards (yes, you heard right!) to the charming comedies of Mozart, Jackson Hole is a hive a cultural cleverness this spring…
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ROZENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
The Center Theater, April 16, 7 pm Daniel Radcliffe (yes, he of Harry Potter fame), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from London’s famous Old Vic Theatre. Set against the backdrop of Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama and become increasingly out of their depth as Shakespeare’s tragedy unfolds. Prior to the screening, there will be a free talk about the play with Off Square Theatre Company’s artistic director, Natalia Duncan Macker.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD, COSI FAN TUTTE
Center for the Arts, May 3, 6 pm With stunning sets inspired by 1950s’ Coney Island, this clever vision of Mozart’s comedy of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment complete with bearded ladies, fire-eaters and a Ferris wheel. This frothy comedy of manners takes a surprisingly dark take on human nature and has a startlingly modern tone, but the breathtakingly beautiful score remains timeless.
WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Pink Garter Theatre, May 11, 6 pm Although the final screening details are yet to be revealed, that doesn’t stop up getting excited about one of the best environmental and adventure film festivals in the country. Rest assured that this year’s films will combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change. Culture vultures should think ahead and book themselves a culture break at the retreat-style Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole. Treat yourself to a King Fireplace Room so you can retire to your very own roaring fireside after an evening of cultural enlightenment.