Frankenstein

Through a series of flashbacks, Victor Frankenstein recalls the birth of his incredible, deadly creation to a team of arctic explorers. When his mother dies, Victor becomes determined to discover a way to bring life back to the dead. Through years of secret study and experiments, and the help of a magnificent lighting storm, Victor revives a corpse. But instead of creating a beautiful, strong, invincible man, Victor had created an ugly, terrifying monster. Should Victor create a mate for the monster, who suffers from aching loneliness, and send them into exile? Or should Victor destroy the monster before he causes more death and destruction?

 

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Description

Creators
Mary Shelley, author
Thomas W. Olson, playwright

 

Details

58 pgs. 5 female, 14 male +ensemble
Originally produced in CTC’s 83-84 season

Run Time: 90 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 9+

Synopsis

Through a series of flashbacks, Victor Frankenstein recalls the birth of his incredible, deadly creation to a team of arctic explorers. When his mother dies, Victor becomes determined to discover a way to bring life back to the dead. Through years of secret study and experiments, and the help of a magnificent lighting storm, Victor revives a corpse. But instead of creating a beautiful, strong, invincible man, Victor had created an ugly, terrifying monster. Should Victor create a mate for the monster, who suffers from aching loneliness, and send them into exile? Or should Victor destroy the monster before he causes more death and destruction?

“What fun Frankenstein is. Forget that it’s called children’s theater. This is simply first-rate theater. In the scary parts, even the grown-ups screamed.” -Dallas Observer

 

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Additional information

Script Type

Perusal Script PDF, Study Guide Content, Written Score PDF

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