Alastar Dimitrie as Adam, Mary Wardell as Elizabeth. Photo by Gavin Gibson.

Alastar Dimitrie as Adam, Mary Wardell as Elizabeth. Photo by Gavin Gibson.

Frankenstein

“…It was in the midst of examining and analyzing all the minutiae of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, that out of the darkness a sudden light broke in upon me-” - Victor, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, the first work of science fiction, told the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created. Mary Shelly’s gothic masterpiece wrestles with the basic question of what it means to be human. Dimitrie’s adaptation (both writ and characterized) was quick, cunning and articulate- unlike the lumbering brutish monster portrayed in many film adaptations.

It was a journey that explored what occurs when we are forced to confront what scares us- how we unequivocally find ourselves- and how that… is what is truly terrifying.

Cast:

  • Victor Frankenstein: Forrest Hejkal

  • Adam (The Creature): Alastar Dimitrie

  • Elizabeth Lavenza: Mary Wardell

  • Alphonse Frankenstein: John Sarkela

  • Henry Clerval: Jonas Greenberg

  • Justine Moritz: Elise Wixtrom

  • William/Eve (The Other Creature): Melissa Neal

Production:

  • Director: Jamie Weeder

  • Set Designer: Forrest Hejkal

  • Choreographer: Melissa Neal