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Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema. Stories of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and his Monster expose how the forces of family, community, and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence.
In a special world premiere presentation, internationally-renowned multimedia company Manual Cinema stitches together the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen.
Approximate running time: Act One 53 minutes, 15-minute intermission, Act Two 43 minutes.Download Program
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Victor Frankenstein, Mary ShelleySarah Fornace
The Creature, Elizabeth Frankenstein, Fanny ImlayJulia Miller
Caroline Frankenstein, Percy Shelley, VocalsLeah Casey
Alphonse Frankenstein, William GodwinSara Sawicki
clarinets, aux percussionZachary Good
flutes, aux percussion, pianoDeidre Huckabay
cello, aux percussion, vocalsLia Kohl