By Nick Dear
From the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Michael Michetti
This electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile world—only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destruction—has captivated audiences for over 200 years. The gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear’s adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris, and the nascency of good and evil.
Running Time: 1 hour and 57 minutes (with no intermission)
Content Advisory: Frankenstein features scenes of violence and is recommended for audiences 10+.
"STRIKINGLY LITERATE! A potent mix of horror and eloquence." - Los Angeles Times
“RIVETING! A taut, compelling human story that will leave you breathless.” - South Pasadenan
“One of the most unique plays I’ve ever seen” - Hollywood Progressive
"An impressive spectacle" - Stage Raw
“10 out of 10 – A MASTERPIECE!” - LA Theatre Bites
"Electric. Grabs Your Attention" - Foothills Paper
"Sterling cast and ensemble" - ShowMag.com
"Full of bold new life and visual splendor" - TicketHoldersLA.com
"WOW! You have likely never seen Frankenstein so powerfully and movingly told” - Stage Scene LA
Anni Frandsen Low, Ph.D.
Frankenstein has been made possible with the generous support of the David Lee Foundation for ANW’s production. The David Lee Foundation aims to support, enhance and promote Los Angeles area professional theater and to encourage the production of plays and musicals that might otherwise be overlooked because of financial considerations.