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Nick Dear's

Frankenstein

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Frankenstein

By Nick Dear

From the novel by Mary Shelley

criticschoicebucketDirected by Michael Michetti
California Premiere

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.

Please note that this production will use strobe lights and water-based hazer and fog.

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

SPONSORS:

Co-Sponsor:
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.

artists + cast

The Artists

Cast


† Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States.
§ The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
ANW Resident Artist

Header photo by Daniel Reichert. Pictured: Kasey Mahaffy and Michael Manuel.

FRANKENSTEIN was first presented by the National Theatre, London on 5 February 2011.

A Noise Within Theatre’s license to present Nick Dear’s version of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN is granted by Rosica Colin Limited, London.

 

Frankenstein Production Photos
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Pictured: Katie Rodriguez and Michael Manuel. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Michael Manuel. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Kasey Mahaffy. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Michael Manuel and Christian Ganiere. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Harrison White and Michael Manuel. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Kasey Mahaffy and Michael Manuel. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Kasey Mahaffy, Michael Manuel, and Erika Soto. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Michael Manuel and Erika Soto. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Kasey Mahaffy and Van Brunelle. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Michael Manuel and Erika Soto. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Scenic Design Renderings by François-Pierre Couture
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Rendering by François-Pierre Couture.

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Rendering by François-Pierre Couture.

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Rendering by François-Pierre Couture.

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Rendering by François-Pierre Couture.

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Rendering by François-Pierre Couture.

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Rendering by François-Pierre Couture.

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