National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
Rutland’s Paramount Theater will screen an encore presentation of ‘Frankenstein,’ on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m., live from The National Theatre of Great Britain.
This thrilling broadcast of ‘Frankenstein’ returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), ‘Frankenstein’ features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
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
Tickets, $17, are available at 802-775-093 or
paramountvt.org. The Paramount Theatre is located in historic downtown Rutland, Vt. at 30 Center Street.