The National Theater Live season continues with a 7 p.m., March 17 showing of "Frankenstein" at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The performance, broadcast live from London, is directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, with a new script by Nick Dear. An encore performance is 3 p.m., March 20.
The adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel is not suitable for children under 15 years of age.
For the performance, the Creature will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch; Victor Frankenstein is played by Jonny Lee Miller.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
Tickets are available at the Ross box office or online at http://www.theross.org.
More details at: http://www.theross.org