Newport, KY – August 23, 2017 — Falcon Theatre is set to open its 2017-18 season with Frankenstein, a modern reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel by playwright Nick Dear. The production will open September 29 and run through mid-October.
This exciting retelling of Shelley’s story is gripping, compelling and, above all, humane. The story tracks the journey of Victor Frankenstein’s Creature from his first wavering, wobbling steps into a cruel and hostile world. Becoming ever more cognizant of his physical hideousness, the Creature becomes desperate to survive and increasingly vengeful toward his creator. The story races toward its inevitable conclusion when the monster confronts the horror-struck Victor to make a terrifying deal. This deeply disturbing tale examines issues of scientific responsibility and morality, parental neglect, and the nature of good and evil.
This version of the story premiered in London’s West End to both critical and popular acclaim. The Hollywood Reporter hailed it as “a breathtaking mix of intimate drama with spectacular imagery”. The narrative of this play follows Shelley’s original story closer than any of the better-known film adaptations that made Frankenstein’s Creature a popular culture icon for the past eighty years.
The production is directed by Paul Morris and features Luka Ashley Carter as Victor Frankenstein and Olaf Eide as the Creature. The full cast includes Victoria Hawley, Jordan Trovillion, Lisa Dirkes, Kelly Hale, Aaron Maas, Benny Mitchell, Don Volpenhein, Gregory Mallios, and Natasha Boeckmann.
Advisory: This production contains mature sexual content and violence.
Performances will be September 29 and 30, October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street in Newport, Kentucky. Tickets are available online at www.falcontheater.net or through the Falcon box office by calling (513) 479-6783.