NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE ONLY AT THE MUSIC BOX!
by Andrew Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 12:54pm
Starting April 27, Music Box Theatre teams with National Theatre Live to bring Danny Boyle’s stage production of Frankenstein to Chicago!
“Danny Boyle’s return to stage directing is a breathtaking mix of intimate drama and spectacular imagery.” – Hollywood Reporter
STARTING APRIL 27!
About the event
The Music Box Theatre is Chicago’s only source for National Theatre Live, the groundbreaking initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to provide high-definition filmed performances of its productions to theaters worldwide.
National Theatre Live continues its season with Academy Award winner Danny Boyle’s hugely acclaimed production of FRANKENSTEIN, starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller. FRANKENSTEIN, a new play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel, will be filmed twice for National Theatre Live to allow cinemagoers to see Cumberbatch and Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature!
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.
What: DANNY BOYLE’S FRANKENSTEIN
Where: The Music Box Theatre
When: April 27 at 7:30, April 30 at 2:00pm; May 4 at 7:30, May 7 at 2:00pm
Add’l info: Please visit http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/collections/national-theatre-live/