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See 'Frankenstein' live in London ... in Macon

Going to the theater can be intimidating ... not to mention expensive and time consuming. Yes, some cool things come through Columbus (and you can read about them on Sandra Okamoto's blog), but for the most part a trip to the theater also involves a trip to Atlanta, which is a couple-hour drive on a good day. A trip to Atlanta involves dealing with Atlanta traffic. And in addition money spent on gas and tickets to the theater, there's also probably going to be dinner and maybe even a hotel.

If you have pets, you have to board them for the night.

Can you tell I've considered going to a show in Atlanta, but never actually gone?

Some day...

But in the mean time, there are other options. Coming up on March 17, "Frankenstein" will be shown at the Douglass Theatre in Macon, Ga. ... streaming live from London.

There will also be a showing on March 24, though it's pre-taped, and will have the actors reverse roles.

On March 17, Benedict Cumberbatch will play the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller ("Dexter," "Trainspotting") will play Victor. On the 24th, they reverse roles.

It's the only theatre in Georgia or Alabama that's participating in this National Theatre LIVE event.

The play was written by Nick Dear, based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley. It's directed by "127 Hours" director Danny Boyle.

Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased by calling the Douglass' box office at 478-742-2000.

Macon is still about two hours away, but there's bound to be less traffic.

(Thanks for the tip, Tish!)