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This week Lincoln Theater celebrates the art of performance - from James Gandolfini's last film role to Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench recreating some of their most famous monologues in a live broadcast from London; from the terror of Frankenstein to the quiet passion of poetry and music in the exploration of the thinking heart of Etty Hillesum.

It is performance that thrills, that causes one to think, that creates the experience of numerous emotions. It is a wonderful demonstration of why the performing arts are an essential part of our human experience.

NT Live: 'Frankenstein' (Reprise)
Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting," "Slumdog Millionaire") directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek: Into Darkness," BBC's "Sherlock") and Jonny Lee Miller ("Trainspotting," CBS's "Elementary") alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Lincoln Theater will play both versions in celebration of Halloween. Not suitable for children. Thursday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

'Enough Said' (PG-13)
In Nicole Holofcener's flawlessly written, moving new comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a divorced Los Angeles massage therapist who simultaneously starts dating Albert (James Gandolfini) and massaging his ex-wife, Marianne (Catherine Keener).

In exploring the farcical implications of this situation, Holofcener goes deep into the ethical and emotional complications of modern middle-class adulthood. Opens Friday, Nov. 1 at 2 and 7 p.m. Also plays Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. and closes Wednesday, Nov. 6 with screenings at 2 and 7 p.m.

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage
Saturday, between movies, will be a live broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain's 50th anniversary celebration, a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archives, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on their stages over the past five decades.

This event, broadcast as it happens in London, will include performances by such luminaries as Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes and others. Please note the special time of the broadcast: 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.

'The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum'
"The Thinking Heart," a passionate performance in two voices with cello, is inspired by Etty Hillesum's luminous diary and letters. Etty Hillesum, an extraordinary Dutch woman, perished in Auschwitz at the age of 29. The ensemble has received awards from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council. Don't miss this unique, live on stage performance, featuring Martin Steingesser, Maine's first Poet Laureate; Judy Tierney, performer and teacher; and Robin Jellis, cellist. Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

'Inequality For All' (PG) with panel discussion
At the heart of the film is a simple proposition: what is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation's economic health? Explore the thinking of Robert Reich as he discusses this important topic. A panel discussion sponsored by the Maine Center for Economic Policy takes place following the screening. Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m.

'Blood Wedding' and 'Suite Flamenca' from the Teatro Real
Two distinct works - "Blood Wedding" and "Suite Flamenca" - combine for an incredible and combustible performance from the Teatro Real. The passion, color and rhythm of the flamenco envelope the viewer in this classic of Spanish dance. Thursday Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

What's next
Ron Howard's "Rush," Tom Hanks as "Captain Phillips," Hugh Jackman in "Prisoners" are some of the films which will be screened at the theater in November, along with "Tosca" from the MET and our rescheduled "Macbeth" from the National Theatre. Our complete November calendar is now available.

The theater's complete November schedule and information on all theater events is available at, calling the theater's box office at 563-3424, dropping by for a visit, or viewing the Facebook page.

The box office is open Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour before curtain for each show. Please be sure to sign up for our weekly e-blast on Monday when a listing of what is playing for the week at Lincoln Theater is released. To sign up, just send an email to and never miss a performance at the theater. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St., in downtown Damariscotta.

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