2 Nov 2018

CREATURE: A Puppet Frankenstein Adaptation

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Rock & Roll puppetry for adults & brave children.

Find the Facebook event here. Tickets are available here for $18 / $15 matinee.

CREATURE is a 60-minute adaptation of Frankenstein that uses live music, puppetry & projection to tell a story filled with human connection, wretchedness & wonder. This imaginative retelling of Creature’s origin story features a 7-foot-tall Creature, live rock & roll accompaniment, tabletop puppetry, shadow play & projected imagery.

Our adaptation seeks to restore the intelligence, grace & violence with which the novel’s author Mary Shelley originally imbued it. Follow Creature from its birth to its travels through the wilderness where it faces choices that will define it as human or monster.

Supported in part by The Jim Henson Foundation and the Kentucky Arts Council.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Contains some violence, both implied & explicit, plus amplified rock music. Suggested for ages 8 & up.

31 Oct 2018

Live Pitch : Frankenstein Reimagined

By |2018-10-30T17:24:15-04:00October 31, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Join BA (Hons) Media Production students from Bournemouth University at the Frankenstein Unbound conference at St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, UK to hear a selection of production ideas for the audio adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) in the Shelley family’s final resting place. Final productions broadcast on BIRSt.co.uk in December 2018.

30 Oct 2018

200th Anniversary Celebration of Frankenstein

By |2018-10-15T11:50:32-04:00October 30, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Frankenstein event poster

The Wilkes University English Department invites the public to a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The event will feature brief remarks from Dr. Helen H. Davis and Dr. Chad Stanley, followed by a screening of the National Theatre Live Production of Nick Dear’s adaptation Frankenstein. The audience is invited to stay for an open discussion of the play. The event will be held in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center. Doors open at 5:00. The event begins at 5:30.

23 Oct 2018

Frankenstein: A Reading Performance by Kentucky Shakespeare

By |2018-07-19T11:17:06-04:00October 23, 2018|Tags: , , , |

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, and right in time for Halloween, join Kentucky Shakespeare in the great parlor inside Locust Grove’s historic home as they bring this classic story to life in a reading performance by R.N. Sandberg. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote and published Frankenstein during the Croghan’s occupancy of Locust Grove, making this a perfect melding of worlds to mark the season. Light refreshments provided.

Tickets $20 per person or $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve. Doors open at 6:00 pm; performance begins at 7:00 pm.

11 Oct 2018

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents Frankenstein by Nick Dear, from the novel by Mary Shelley

By |2018-10-22T09:08:46-04:00October 11, 2018|Tags: , , |

Mary Shelley’s revolutionary horror classic is shocked to life in Nick Dear’s theatrical adaptation. Retold from the abandoned creature’s point of view, this taut, muscular version raises urgent questions about scientific responsibility, parental neglect, and the nature of good and evil.

Performances run October 11 through November 17th

**This production of Frankenstein is intended for mature audiences. Content advisory includes: nudity, sexual situations, violence towards women and children, gun shot, haze, and strobe.

3 Oct 2018

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at Quintessence Theatre Group

By |2018-09-30T20:17:58-04:00October 3, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

After losing his mother to scarlet fever, an ambitious young scientist buries himself in his studies to discover the source of life. At the university he secretly builds a human out of stolen corpses and succeeds in bringing life to the body, but he is horrified by the ugliness of his creation and what he perceives to be its innate evil. Abandoned, “the monster” sets on a quest to find love and to exact revenge on its creator. Come celebrate the 200th birthday of one of the greatest horror stories ever told, Mary Shelley’s timely tale of humanity’s obsession with knowledge and of the unintended consequences of scientific innovation.

21 Sep 2018


By |2018-08-23T10:44:37-04:00September 21, 2018|Tags: , , |

First time in Italy… the theatrical piece based on the Mary Shelley novel.

On Stage, Giovanni Guidelli, (known Italian Actor) who plays the creature, and signs the direction, and Francesco Grifoni, with Gabriele Zini.

Free Entrance.

23 Aug 2018

The Men Who Made Frankenstein

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Whose bodies were used to create Frankenstein’s monster? Mary Shelley meets Saw in this squirm-in-your-seat imagining of the final days of Frankenstein’s body donors. 

Celebrating 200 years since Shelley completed Frankenstein, Second Self’s daring show dissects how people value their own, and others’ lives. The Men Who Made Frankenstein looks at part of the novel rarely investigated. Who had to die so that Frankenstein’s creature could live?

20 Apr 2018

FRANKENSTEIN – staged reading of a new musical

By |2018-03-29T11:31:14-04:00April 20, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Slippery Rock University’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival is thrilled to present a staged musical reading of Eric B. Sirota’s sweeping, new smash Off-Broadway hit, FRANKENSTEIN.  Based on the Mary Shelley’s novel—and just in time for the 200th celebration of her classic story— Sirota’s, FRANKENSTEIN, explores the human need for love and companionship. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man’s mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Departments of English and Theatre of Slippery Rock University.
FRANKENSTEIN is currently running in NYC, Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre.