The Getty Villa


Tickets $5
Parking is $10 after 5:00 p.m.



 

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Directed by Terry Jones
Featuring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
(English, 1979, 94 minutes)

Monty Python's hysterical British classic approaches Biblical history with a new twist: meet the unlikely Brian, born on the same day as Christ—only a stable over. Watch as Brian runs into a series of awkward, outrageous situations from defaming the governor's palace with the phrase "Romans Go Home" in grammatically incorrect Latin to escaping arrest from the Romans by babbling pseudo-religious nonsense. Life of Brian is truly a treasure and full of insanities mocking historical legends with a British brand of humor that will not disappoint. Complements the Villa Outdoor Theater production of Haunted House Party.


 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Directed by Richard Lester
Featuring Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Phil Silvers and Buster Keaton
(American, 1966, 99 minutes)

Richard Lester's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was acclaimed by The New York Times as a hilarious rendition of the ancient Roman comedy by Plautus about a house slave's twisted plot to gain his freedom. With esteemed actors Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, and Buster Keaton, Forum succeeds at capturing incredible, colorful scenes with a madly theatrical spirit true to the original work, written about 2,000 years before. The storyline flows in and out of gags, trickery, and clumsy love as it follows the slave's scheme of convincing his master to elope, (sweetly complementing the Getty Villa's production of Haunted House Party, also an adaptation of a Plautus comedy). Forum is a delightful and beautifully-filmed comedy that appeals to all folks looking for a good laugh.


Visitor Information

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- Seat cushions will be provided. Portable stadium chairs and outside cushions are not permitted.
- Visitors are encouraged to bring a warm sweater or blanket.


How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.