THE SCREENING ROOM: "I Put a Spell On You" — Horror Stories Onstage (Video)
26 Oct 2013
The National Theatre's production of Nick Dear's Frankenstein, adapted from Mary Shelley's novel, was directed by Danny Boyle and starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature. In a casting twist, the two actors alternated roles at different performances, each playing the doctor and the creature he brought to life.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.