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Essential Event Info

W H A T :

  • CWC & The Carnegie Arts Center present
    Danny Boyles's FRANKENSTEIN, captured live in Digital High-Definition
  • Directed by Danny Boyle, UK, 2011, 130 minutes, including a 10-minute Behind-the-Scenes featurette with director and cast.

  • W H E N :

  • Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm

  • Social hour, cash bar 6:00 pm
  • Theatre seating opens 6:30 pm
  • Program begins 7:00 pm

  • W H E R E :

  • The Carnegie Arts Center
    1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011   859-491-2030
  • Easy Access, Free Parking:
    Printable PDF parking map
    Printable PDF Bridges & Downtown Grid Detail
    Interactive directional map

  • T I C K E T S :

  • Tickets are $16* in advance and $20* at the door.
  • Tickets for students and Enjoy the Arts members with valid ID are $16*, available only at the door.
  • Student group tickets are $12 for groups of 8 or more, including teacher.
  •  * NOTE: Any ticket physically sold by the CARNEGIE incurs a $1.00 facility charge in addition to the face value of the ticket -- this applies to tix purchased in advance by phone or in person, and at the door.

    How to get Tickets

    CWC WebTix:
  • Click here for online tickets

    By phone:
  • The Carnegie,
    859-491-2030, Tue-Fri 12-5p
  • CWC WebTix, tollfree,
    877-548-3237, Mon-Fri 9a-7p

    In person at these area locations
    (click each location for a map):

  • Clifton-Ludlow Avenue,
    Sitwell's Coffee House
    513 281 7487

  • Mt. Lookout Square,
    Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters

    513 871 8626

  • Northside-Hamilton Ave,
    Shake It Music & Video
    513 591 0123

  • Downtown Cincinnati,
    Coffee Emporium
    513 651 5483

  • Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability.

    Welcome to the Carnegie

    The Otto M. Budig Theatre in the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center transports the audience to the ornate elegance of the early 1900s. Restored in 2006, improvements include comfortable seating with additional leg room, large movie screen and updated sound system. While the theatre holds 465 patrons, we have limited the capacity for cinema to 350 seats on the main floor and center balcony -- to insure the best sight lines and audience experience.

    COME EARLY to socialize and enjoy your favorite spirits or non-alcoholic beverage. The Carnegie opens one hour before evening screenings and the cash bar is in the adjacent Gallery/reception space. The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011 (corner of Scott and Robbins, between 10th and 11th Streets). FREE PARKING on-site and in nearby lots -- click here for the Parking Map.
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    Danny Boyle's FRANKENSTEIN

    Film and theatre fans will not want to miss this daring, all-new production of Frankenstein. A critical triumph and box-office smash, the show has been sold out through its entire London run at the Royal National Theatre.
    Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire), returns to his theater roots with playwright Nick Dear's highly original version of Mary Shelley's much-adapted horror classic.
    The Tuesday April 19 version features Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Endgame) as Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch (After The Dance and PBS's Sherlock) as the Creature.
    The Wednesday April 20 screening sees the Victor Frankenstein/Creature roles reversed.
    Nick Dear's adaptation is faithful to Mary Shelley's classic novel and her characterization of the Creature as a sensitive and articulate but destructive being. Boyle's approach runs counter to most traditional stage and screen renditions, whose depictions obliterate Shelley's concept of the Creature, substituting the image of an inarticulate, lurching monster.
    Boyle's production tells the story from the Creature's point of view, giving him back his unsettling intelligence and sense of humanity. It explores the meaning of life and examines how something conjured from body parts taken from graveyards could observe the behavior and lives of others, and in so doing emulate the traits of man, both good and bad.
    Parents:  Although not rated (NR) in the U.S., the London producers advertise this production as suitable for viewers 15 years old and older in the U.K. Accordingly, we suggest attendance be limited to High School and older.

    About the Principals
    Danny Boyle, 54, was born in Radcliffe, Lancashire, into a working-class Irish Catholic family.
    Beneduct Cumberbatch, 34, was outstanding in the BBC series Sherlock. His future film trajectory includes Stephen Spielberg's War Horse and Tomas Alfredson's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
    Jonny Lee Miller, 38,

    Accessible   Affordable   Unique
    This is our third presentation via Britain's National Theatre Live, which painstakingly captures and broadcasts its live performances to select venues around the world in high-def.
    Frankenstein at the Carnegie is one of only seven such screenings within a 400 mile radius – none closer than 250 miles from Cincinnati. You'll share a unique experience with the audience here and in London – the excitement and intimacy of live theatre, at an affordable price.

    High Definition Capture – How It Works
    A fascinating process – through intense preparation, rehearsal and refinement, the directors, producers and camera crew capture the authenticity of the stage play in High Definition.
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    About The National Theatre

    The Royal National Theatre in London, usually called the National Theatre or "The National" for short, is one of the United Kingdom's two most prominent publicly funded theatre companies, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company.

    About NT Live

    A principal element in the National Theatre's outreach effort, NT Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. The first season of events, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, was seen by over 200,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries.

    Local support for Frankenstein comes from...

    The Acclaim Awards

    Acclaim The Acclaim Awards recognize outstanding work in Cincinnati theater and support a variety of initiatives for area theater artists and educators including local Guest Equity Artist contracts, Theatre Educator Awards, Rising Stars and the Theatre Forward showcase at the Aronoff Center.

    The Acclaim Awards have celebrated excellence in professional, independent and university theatre in Greater Cincinnati theater since 2006. More than 30 Cincinnati-area theater experts – critics, producers, practitioners and educators – nominate and select award recipients.

    The sixth Acclaim Awards will be held Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater. This season the Acclaims include the Cincinnati Theater Awards (CTAs) which invite the public to vote for favorite performers and productions by community theaters and university theater programs. Learn more:
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    Global support for NT Live comes from...


    Aviva Aviva is the official sponsor of National Theatre Live. The world's sixth-largest insurance group with 53 million customers in 28 countries, London-based Aviva puts the people it serves ahead of selling policies and its 46,000 employees are dedicated to providing their customers with excellent service and peace of mind.

    Supporting the Oxfam Alliance and global conservation efforts, Aviva is active in community-based initiatives and charitable causes around the globe, stressing human rights and diversity, particularly through its "Street-to-School" programs in the U.K., Canada, China and India.

    In the U.S., Aviva partners with the Mayo Clinic in the Wellness for Life program. Learn more about the ways Aviva connects with its customers and the community at the Big Picture, and for insight into insurance, retirement, investments and health programs visit the U.S. site, and the London HQ site

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