Actors from the London Stage, a group headquartered at the University of Notre Dame, will come to UNC Charlotte for a weeklong residency that includes public performances of "The Tempest" Nov. 3-5. The five actors come from major British schools and stages, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and will play all 21 roles in their minimalist "Tempest."
Actor Patrick Stewart developed this touring concept, which mixes educational outreach and public productions. The visit was set up by UNCC's Shakespeare in Action Center and Department of Theatre; it begins with discussions and coaching sessions for students and ends with the play.
It's all part of Shakespeare in Action's "36 in 6" project, which will mount six events per year through 2016 that are related to 36 of Shakespeare's plays. "Tempest" tickets cost $14 ($9 seniors, $6 students). www.performances.uncc.edu or 704-687-1849.
Free documentary at Queens
Queens University of Charlotte will host a screening of "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" plus a Q-and-A session with director Marshall Curry on Tuesday.
The piece won a documentary editing award this year at Sundance. It covers the rise and fall of an ELF cell by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one member.
The screening runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in Ketner Auditorium on campus; afterward, Curry will speak at a reception. The screening is free, but you'll need to reserve a seat. www.formstack.com/forms/?1125692-mbSZNhvqzq.
Shakespeare movie moves
The Public Library's "Shakespeare at the Movies" series concludes with Joseph Mankiewicz' 1953 adaptation of "Julius Caesar," starring Marlon Brando as Marc Antony and James Mason as Brutus.
It's in a new location Saturday at 1:30 p.m.: the second-floor lecture hall of UNC Charlotte's Center City Building, 320 E. Ninth St. The film will precede a 30-minute lecture by Andrew Hartley, a professor of Shakespeare in UNCC's Department of Theatre. He is writing a performance history of "Julius Caesar" and runs the Shakespeare in Action Center.
Ethridge's 'Deadline' nears
"Deadline," a film adapted from Mark Ethridge's 2006 novel "Grievances," will get its Nashville premiere Feb. 15, before a projected rollout of the film by Transcendent studio.
Ethridge, president of Carolina Parenting, wrote the screenplay; it follows a Nashville reporter (Steve Talley) who is inspired to solve a hate crime in rural Alabama that has gone unsolved for 20 years. Eric Roberts, Anna Felix and J.D. Souther co-star.
Little zombie walks again
Raleigh's Addy Miller, who had a memorable cameo in an episode of "The Walking Dead" on AMC, will attend a Halloween party and screening of another project where she plays an undead child. It's "Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report," a pilot for a proposed TV series by Charlotte producer-director Michael Plumides.
The party is 8-11 p.m. Monday in Small Bar, 900 Seaboard St. There'll be a costume contest for everyone dressed as a zombie or ghost hunter, and a free screening of the pilot. www.ghosttrektv.com.