British dramatist Nicholas Wright’s new play Traveling Light is a wonderfully mesmerizing view into the early world of cinema. It takes place during a time when the movies were a completely new, and still very much inspired, art form. At the center of Wright’s drama is the fictional Maurice Montgomery, an inventor who emigrates from the backwoods of Russia to Hollywood to build his celluloid dreams. In the play, he becomes a triumph of sorts when he directs dozens of films.
That this play, a filmed version of the acclaimed production from the National Theatre of London, comes to us now through film is just a small irony. 7 p.m. Monday and 12:30 p.m. February 17. Sundance Cinemas Houston, 510 Texas. For more information, call 713‑223-3456 or visit www.sundancecinemas.com. $20.
Mon., Feb. 13; Sat., Feb. 18, 2012