The West Shore Community College theater department will present a chilling stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, “Frankenstein,” October 24-26 at 7:30 p.m., and October 27, at 2 p.m., in the college’s Center Stage Theater.
Playwright R.N. Sandberg will take the audience on a journey exploring the mind of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist obsessed with the origins of life, who eventually is able to reanimate a corpse.
Appalled by what he has done, Frankenstein flees and his creation roams the countryside in search of love and family and is shunned at every turn. Driven by rejection and scorn, the creature vows that Frankenstein will pay for the torment and anguish he has caused.
While this production is a thriller and there is plenty of the classic horror that audiences will expect, it is also a deeply moving story chocked full of themes from parent-child relationships, to moral considerations regarding using science to artificially create life, to the implications of trauma and rejection.
“Frankenstein” is presented in two acts and will run approximately two hours. This production contains blood, simulated violence, and adult situations and therefore is not recommended for children under age 14.
Tickets for all of the performances can be purchased online or by calling the WSCC Box Office at 231-843-5507, which is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nathan Anderson – Victor Frankenstein
Carlos Ortega – the Creature
Caleb Duran – Walston, Father, Professor
Kaija Luusua – Elizabeth
Katherine Catron – Mother, Justine, Mate
Director – Michelle Kiessel
Production Manager/Sound Design – Adam Knudsen
Master Builder/Set Designer – Dave Swanson
Lighting Designer – Amanda Collene
Costume Designer – Susan Barnard
Set Painter – Marty Cupp
Makeup Design – Deanna Dibble
Music Composer – Carlos Ortega
Sound Engineer – Matt Crescenzi
Piano – Jailynn Petrie
Violin – Becky Parks
Clarinet/Auxiliary Percussion – Carlos Ortega
Flute – Sophia Burillo-Castro
Production Stage Manager – Margaret Robinson
Production Assistant – Logan Monson
Production Assistant – Haley Jessup