National Theatre Live: Frankenstein at Downtown Indepdent

NTfrankensteinLocation: Downtown Independent Theatre, , 251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA (213) 617-1033

Description: The Downtown Independent Theatre presents a new stage adaptation of Mary Shelly's famous novel, scripted by Nick Dear.

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Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. It will return to cinemas worldwide from June for a limited season of encore screenings.

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.

Dates: 2012-September 11-19, 2012

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