L.A. Theatre Works & The James Bridges Theater to Screen FRANKENSTEIN, 6/3 & 17
Frankenstein in HD – Adapted for the stage by Nick Dear and realized by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Best Director, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein is an encore presentation of National Theatre Live's smash hit and will be presented with a rotating cast-on June 3, Benedict Cumberbatch will appear as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature; on June 17, Jonny Lee Miller takes the role of Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch is The Creature.
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. 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. (Recommended for ages 15 & up.)
Filmed live at the National's Olivier Theatre and broadcast by National Theatre Live.
Presented by L.A. Theatre Works and the James Bridges Theater.
Sunday, June 3 @ 4 pm (with Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature)
Sunday, June 17 @ 4 pm (with Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature)
James Bridges Theater
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-827-0889 or www.latw.org
General Admission: $20