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World Premiere


by Manual Cinema
adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley
concept by Drew Dir
devised by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, & Julia Miller
original music by Kyle Vegter & Ben Kauffman

Nov 01, 2018 — Dec 02, 2018

“Manual Cinema is talent incarnate” Helen Shaw, Time Out New York

“Incredibly ingenious … Manual Cinema has invented a new genre” Alison Flett, InDaily

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.

Subscriptions including this production are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling (773) 753-4472. Individual tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

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Image: Unknown woman, formerly known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, by Samuel John Stump, 1831.