Adapted by Jonathan Yukich
Based on the novel by Mary Shelley
6 m, 3 w, 4 flexible (or with doubling 2 m, 1 w)
Script: 40 pages. About 45 minutes.
Jonathan Yukich’s "Frankenstein Unplugged" offers a faithful stage retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic Gothic novel. We meet Victor Frankenstein, who is obsessed with finding the secret to recreating life. Of course, he famously succeeds, but fearing he has overstepped the bounds of science, quickly abandons his creation and the promise to make it a mate. The creature, betrayed and forsaken, vows to ruthlessly destroy all that his creator loves and cherishes. The unrelenting pursuit goes to the very edges of the earth. Clever theatricality, such as using actors as lightning and thunder, and as professors in an intellectual Greek chorus, help transcend time and place. With its fast-paced narration and eerie landscape, this version of Frankenstein reminds us how contemporary and alive Shelley’s masterpiece remains. Widely flexible cast; settings defined simply by area lighting.
#2186 Frankenstein Unplugged
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