The Fall 2023 US Play is Frankenstein directed by Dan Pacheco. Nick Dear’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel retells the well-known story from the point of view of the Creature. The Creature is created by Victor Frankenstein, a troubled scientist who has grown frustrated by traditional scientific methods. Ego and dark ambition drive the scientist to play with life itself and succeed in bringing the Creature to life.
Childlike in innocence but grotesque in form, the bewildered Creature is abandoned in a hostile world by its horror-struck maker. Due to its terrifying appearance, the Creature experiences cruelty, prejudice, and fear wherever it goes.
The Creature slowly learns the ways of the world and is educated by De Lacey, a blind person who provides the Creature with the kindness, empathy, and friendship it desperately craves. However, when De Lacey’s family turns on the Creature, its hope of finding a kinder place in the world is dashed. Rated PG. Running Time: 105 minutes with one 10 minute Intermission.
Company: Annalise Aitken, Brayden Brisbois, Link Canchola, Kate Carr, Caden Choi, Anna Feng, Ximena Guzman, Griffin Illenberger, Lynden Kim, Tessa Maryott, Matthew Nordstrom, Els Page, Gigi Policicchio, Lola Quan, Elie Shook, Mac Ullem, Bryan Wu, Joelle Yang, Stella Ye.
Crew Members include: Sophia Kistler (Stage Manager). Jack Justus (Lighting Design). Choreography: Paige Minton.
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