Cinematique Presents: "The Exception"

Jul 21, 2017

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday - Friday at 7pm, Wednesday at 4pm

German soldier Stefan Brandt goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke, one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish. When Heinrich Himmler , Head of the SS, decides to come for an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown, as secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart. Stars Christopher Plummer, Lily James, Jai Courtney, and Eddie Marsan.

From the critics:

"The superb English stage director David Leveaux keeps the pacing taut while creating space for his actors to work their magic."

David Edelstein - Vulture Magazine

"A handsomely mounted World War II-era romantic thriller, enlivened by vibrant performances and vivid sexual encounters and inspired by a little-known footnote to history, the story of a ruler who left but never went away."

Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website.

Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).