“…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.
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
Director: Jamie Weeder
Set Designer: Forrest Hejkal
Choreographer: Melissa Neal