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Harbison Theatre’s “National Theatre Live” series to continue with screening of Amadeus on January 3

Play, inspired by famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, stars Adam Gillen and Lucien Msamati

Irmo, SC (James Bowers) - Amadeus may center around the dramas faced by legendary classical musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but you don’t have to be a classical music buff to enjoy this play. It will screen at Harbison Theater on January 30. The play has been called, “A highly accessible tale of a troubled soul who is one of the most skilled performers of all time.”

The play stars acclaimed British actor Adam Gillen in the title role. The production portrays Mozart’s early success upon arriving in Vienna, Austria and introducing his talents to the local aristocracy. Mozart’s growing popularity and acclaim draw the ire of jealous rival Antonio Salieri (played by Game of Thrones’ Lucien Msamati) who vows to destroy the young prodigy. The play features a soundtrack by the 20-piece Southbank Sinfonia orchestra that performs Mozart’s compositions throughout the production.

London-based National Theatre debuted Amadeus in 1979 and the success of that first version inspired a 1984 feature film adaptation of the work, which starred Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street). The latest version of the play has been called, “A note perfect production, fresh, vital, and musically inventive,” by the Daily Telegraph. Harbison Theatre’s Executive Director Kristin Cobb thinks Amadeus is a show that audiences will enjoy. “The production and the actors are larger than life,” Cobb said in speaking of the upcoming event. “The production is an exciting revival of the traditional play and comes across great on screen.”

The screening of Amadeus will take place on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 PM at Harbison Theatre which is located at 7300 College Street, Irmo. Tickets are priced at $15 and may be purchased by visiting or by calling (803) 407-5011. Tickets may also be purchased at the Harbison Theatre’s onsite box office which is open from 8 am - 5 pm Monday-Friday, and will be open until 7 pm on January 30, the day of the event.

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