Frankenstein at Outcry Theatre

Dylan Weand in Frankenstein – Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Going on now through Nov. 18, Outcry Theatre is presenting Frankenstein. Frankenstein was first produced by the National Theatre in London and this adaptation by Nick Dear of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is licensed by Rosica Colin, Limited, London.

Frankenstein is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates and ultimately brings to life a manlike monster through an unconventional scientific experiment. Outcry Theatre’s website says, “Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.”

Frankenstein is directed by Becca Johnson-Spinos and is being performed at the Studio Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre. Performances are Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

According to their website, “The mission of Outcry Theatre is to draw youth and young adults to the theatre as both audience and participants. Outcry Theatre utilizes bold artistic vision, highly physical staging, and an energetic and visceral performance style. With rigorous rehearsals, tenacious attention to detail, and unwavering dedication to excellence, Outcry Theatre focuses on developing stellar performances and exceptional storytelling.” Outcry Theatre was named as a promising upstart theatre in 2012 by Theatre Jones.

To purchase tickets, visit the Outcry Theatre website. General admission tickets are $10 and Premium Reserved seating tickets are $20. While you are there, make sure to check out the rest of the productions that are in the works.

Frankenstein contains mature content and it is recommended for ages 13 and up.

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