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Nick Dear's


August 11 - September 8


By Nick Dear

From the novel by Mary Shelley

Directed 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.

artists + cast

The Artists

  • Director: Michael Michetti§
  • Scenic Design: TBD
  • Costume Design: TBD
  • Lighting Design: TBD
  • Original Composition / Sound Design: TBD
  • Assistant Director / Movement Coach: TBD
  • Stage Manager: TBD
  • Assistant Stage Manager: TBD
  • Wig / Make-Up Design: TBD
  • Creature Make-Up Design: TBD
  • Props Master: TBD
  • Additional Casting: TBD
  • Deck Crew: TBD
  • Deck Crew: TBD
  • Light Board Operator: TBD


  • The Creature: Michael Manuel*
  • Victor Frankenstein: Kasey Mahaffy*
  • Elizabeth / Female Creature: Erika Soto*
  • De Lacey / Ensemble: TBD
  • Felix / Ensemble: TBD
  • Agatha / Ensemble: TBD
  • M. Frankenstein / Ensemble: TBD
  • William Frankenstein / Ensemble: TBD
  • Gretel / Ensemble: TBD
  • Gustav / Ewan: TBD
  • Klaus / Ensemble: TBD
  • Clarice / Ensemble: TBD
  • Rab/Ensemble: TBD
* ANW Resident Artist

† 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 Craig Schwartz. Pictured: Colin Bates.

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.