Join the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) for their National Theatre Live series. What a better way to enjoy the Halloween and fall season than watching London’s National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein as it 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-stricken creator. 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.
School administrators and teachers, this is a great opportunity for your students to see literature come to life. Call the BCRAC at 570-268-2787 and find out how you can set up a date a time for your students to watch this thrilling performance or learn about other simulcast performances that we can provide for your students.
Scheduled Frankenstein screenings for BCRAC theatres are as follows: Rialto Theatre: Oct. 27 at 6:30 pm, Sayre Theatre Oct. 30 at 4 pm and Keystone Theatre Oct. 31 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available online at www.bcrac.org or at the door. Adults $12. Students and Seniors $10.
About the Bradford County Regional Arts Council: Established in 1976, the BCRAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and supporting a thriving regional arts community by advocating for the Arts, cultivating quality arts programming and preserving Bradford County’s historic theatres as venues for performances, community events and movies. For more information, visit BCRAC online at www.bcrac.org orwww.facebook.com/BCRAC.