Northwestern University - Wirtz Center
NT Live Encore Series - FRANKENSTEIN
By Nick Dear. Based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Directed by Danny Boyle. Featuring Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:00PM
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University
Located on the southeast part of the Evanston campus, just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive. The Louis Theatre is on the south side of the Wirtz Center building, at the base of the hill leading up to the Arts Circle, facing the parking lot(s).
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live (or for US venues, delayed) from the London stage to cinemas and theaters across the UK and around the world.
Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and 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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.
Please be advised this production contains scenes of sexual violence.
The screening on Sat., 10/5 features Benedict Cumberbatch as “The Creature” and Jonny Lee Miller as “Dr. Victor Frankenstein”.