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NEW DATE: National Theatre of London: Frankenstein

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March 6, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 11:35 pm | Pollak Theatre

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Cost: $22

National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to
cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Frankenstein
enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win
awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict
Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle
(Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production.
In this encore screening Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness,
BBC’s Sherlock) plays Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller
(Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) his creation.

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 thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic
tale.

Tickets for the Feb. 13 performance that was cancelled will be accepted for this screening.