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The man, the monster, and the madness

A man, monster, and the madness  - Contributed photo
A man, monster, and the madness
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National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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

The broadcast will be streamed-live in HD, Nov. 1, at San Juan Community Theatre, 7 p.m.; tickets are: $20 adults ($18 members), $10 students.

Based on the novel by Mary Shelley, Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) alternating roles as 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 friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal in this thrilling, disturbing classic gothic tale.

For info, tickets, 378-3210, www.sjctheatre.org

 

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