The Knights who say “Ni” will ride their fake horses onto the screen at the Ron Robinson Theater tonight. At 7:30, the theatre will show Monty Python and the Holy Grail in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary.
Among the cast of characters are King Arthur, various Knights of the Roundtable, the Lady of the Lake, the Black Knight, killer rabbits and people who are not-yet-dead. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, it was written by and stars John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin as well as Gilliam and Jones. Others in the cast include Carol Cleveland, Connie Booth and John Young.
Using the Arthurian legend as a framework, it manages to satirize and skewer many other social conventions with a very anachronistic tone. The film was adapted for the musical theatre stage in 2005 as Spamalot which won the Tony Award for Best Musical.
The screening starts tonight at 10:00pm. Cost for admission is $5. Concessions are available for purchase.