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National Theatre Live Encore: Frankenstein

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM  

Where: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Public

Cost: $12 - 20

Contact: Wirtz Center Box Office   847.491.7282

Group: Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Category: Fine Arts


National Theatre Live Encore: Frankenstein
By Nick Dear
Based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Danny Boyle

Saturday, October 6 at 7pm
Features Benedict Cumberbatch as “The Creature” and Jonny Lee Miller as “Dr. Frankenstein”

Sunday, October 7 at 2pm
Features Benedict Cumberbatch as “Dr. Frankenstein” and Jonny Lee Miller as “The Creature”

Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of 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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.

Watch Video: “The Creature, A Character Study”

Please be advised this production contains scenes of sexual violence. 

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with no intermission.

Stage on Screen Ticket Pricing
General Public $20
Seniors (62+) $16
Area Educator $16
NU Faculty, Staff, Emeriti $16
Full-Time Student $12

Box Office: 847-491-7282


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