‘The Magistrate’ at LPCA Friday

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents an Encore HD Screening of London’s National Theatre Live’s “The Magistrate” at 7 p.m. Friday.

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 523-2512 or visit online at LakePlacidArts.org.

Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader.

In a similar vein to the National Theatre’s smash-hit classic comedies, She Stoops to Conquer and London Assurance, The Magistrate is sure to have audiences doubled up with laughter. When amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) marries Agatha (Olivier Award-winner Nancy Carroll), little does he realize she’s dropped five years from her age -?and her son’s. When her deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of indignities and mishaps.