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‘The Magistrate’ at Orcas Center

January 16, 2013 · Updated 3:11 PM

John Lithgow, center, in the “The Magistrate,” streaming live by National Theatre in London. / Contributed photo

Celebrate the start of Orcas Center’s 2013 Season with John Lithgow who stars in “The Magistrate,” a hilarious play  streaming live from the National Theatre in London on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 pm.

Come early and enjoy  burgers and brew from the Lower Tavern before the show, starting at 6 p.m.

Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow takes the title role in this uproarious Victorian farce directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader.

With his dubious air and a developed taste for smoking, gambling, alcohol and women, it's hard to believe Cis Farringdon is only 14. And that's because he isn't.

Agatha, his mother, dropped five years from her true age – and his – when she married amiable magistrate Posket. When her deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous mishaps.

Tickets for “The Magistrate” are $18 for adults, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office from noon to 4 p.m.

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